On the bride's wedding day, Todd Bachman was honoring the bride's stepfather while leading his daughter down the aisle. Guests were in tears after what he did.
Emotional Moment Father Stops Wedding So Daughter's Stepfather Can Walk Her Down the Aisle Too
Todd Bachman wanted to make sure that her stepfather was recognized in some way at his daughter's wedding which took place in 2015.
After all, her stepdad had helped in her upbringing. So when it came time to share the privilege of walking his daughter Brittany down the aisle, Bachman did something utterly unanticipated: he stopped the procession, rushed to the front row, and grabbed her stepfather Todd Cendrosky.
When Brittany Peck's parents divorced, she was just six years old.
She experienced a long custody dispute for both her and her sister at a young age, so the courtroom quickly became a familiar place. Brittany Peck shared:
"My parents could not agree on custody of me and my little sister. I had my own lawyer, and it was very, very bad. It could be a Lifetime movie with all that we've been through."
Delia D. Blackburn, a wedding photographer based in Ohio, recorded the lovely moment; her Facebook album of the Elyria, Ohio wedding has amassed more than one million "likes."
"It was one of the most compassionate gestures toward a stepparent I've ever seen," Blackburn told The Huffington Post. "The bride was in tears and overcome with emotion."
Cendrosky was as well, as evidenced by the photos.
The stepdad expressed his complete shock at Bachman's thoughtful act in an interview with local news station WKYC-TV.
"[He] came and grabbed my hand and said: 'You worked as hard as I have. You'll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,'" Cendrosky recalled. "I got weak in the knees and lost it. Nothing better in my life, than the most impactful moment in my life."
The two men hadn't always gotten along, Bachman said in the same interview with WKYC-TV. However, giving the honor at the wedding made perfect sense.
"For me to thank him for all the years of helping raise our daughter wouldn't be enough," the biological dad said. "There is no better way to thank somebody than to assist me in walking her down the aisle."