An emotional video of a bride surprising her ailing father in the hospital so they could dance together is going viral on the Internet.
The emotional moment between the father and his daughter captured everyone’s heart.
Just weeks before Janae Hauger’s wedding, her father, Steve Price, 59, suddenly began complaining of crippling stomach pains and got hospitalized.
With the big day on August 11 in Ridgewood, Ohio, her father was rushed into the hospital on July 16.
Steve was diagnosed with a severe case of pancreatitis and he remained in the care of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, for several weeks.
Doctors told Steve he was too ill to attend his daughter’s wedding.
Steve was left heartbroken but Janae who always dreamed of dancing with her dad to their favorite song on her wedding day decided to still make it happen.
When the heartbroken father saw his daughter in her bridal gown on her wedding day, he couldn’t control his tears.
With Darius Rucker’s ‘It Won’t Be Like This For Long’ playing in the background, the father-daughter duo shared a dance together.
‘We had spoken about the moment of him walking me down the aisle for years – [and] of course, dancing with my dad was always a dream moment for me.’
‘I was completely heartbroken when the doctors gave us the news. I knew I had to dance with my dad on my wedding day, no matter what.’
‘The nurses worked with us and told him he was going for an x-ray.’
‘But really I was standing in my wedding gown in the chapel, with my three sisters, brother, and mom.’
‘I honestly cannot put into words the emotion that was in that room the moment my dad was wheeled in the chapel.’
‘It was a moment where no words were needed because we all felt the love in the atmosphere.’
‘He kept telling me how gorgeous I looked and that he couldn’t believe we were all there.’
‘We also already had it in the works for my dad to give me away via FaceTime.’
‘My dad was there, able to watch the entire thing – him seeing us and us seeing him.’
‘Tears were all over the place.’