While walking his daughter down the aisle, dad pulls her stepdad from the crowd to share the precious moment

A dad made his daughter’s wedding day even more special when he invited her stepdad to join them in walking down the aisle.

Kelsey Griffith, photographer, posted a video of the touching moment to Instagram and TikTok. Since she posted it on October 1, it has gone viral and been viewed millions of times.

Kelsey Griffith's dad pulling her stepfather toward the aisle on her wedding day

The footage began out looking like a typical wedding video. Kelsey looked radiant in her white gown as she walked down the aisle alongside her biological father. As the couple entered the aisle, Kelsey and her father were greeted by their guests who stood and smiled as they celebrated the moment.

But when they were about halfway down the path, Kelsey’s dad stopped and reached out for her stepfather, who was watching from the crowd.

The man thought he was just getting a handshake, but Kelsey’s dad pulled him toward the aisle and invited him to join them the rest of the way. The bride then joins his father and continues their march to altar.

Bride Kelsey Griffith walking down the aisle with her two dads

“My dad surprised my stepdad by including him in our walk down the aisle,” Kelsey captioned the video.

Reddit users are also reacting to the video.

One Redditor said: “Life is just so much easier without the drama. I don’t know why people choose to have constant conflict in their lives and messy co-parenting relationships.”

“It takes a lot to step in as a father figure, and just as much for the biological father to respect his kids being raised by another person,” observed another.

Kelsey Griffith's family on her wedding day

Others shared similar touching stories of stepdads and stepdads doing sweet things for their daughters and stepdaughters during their wedding day.

“My dad gave up half of his father/daughter dance to my stepdad, I had no idea his plan until he did it. I was blessed with two amazing dads!” someone posted.

“When my daughter married, her stepdad had a picture of her late dad in his pocket and when they did the father/daughter dance, he showed her he was with them all day,” another shared.

Kelsey posted on Instagram that her stepdad had raised her since she was nine years. She and her father kept the plans secret until the ceremony so that nobody knew.

A father-of-the-bride grabbing his daughter's stepdad by the hand so he can walk with them down the aisle
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This story is reminiscent one that went viral in 2015. A father-of-the-bride named Todd Bachmann was walking his daughter down the aisle when he grabbed his daughter’s stepdad, Todd Cendrosky, so he could join them. The father-of the bride, Todd Bachmann, was walking his daughter down the aisle when he saw what was happening and immediately burst into tears.

“[Brittany’s biological father] came and grabbed my hand, and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle.’ I got weak in the knees and lost it. Nothing better in my life, the most impactful moment in my life,” Cendrosky said, according to USA Today.

Bachmann then shared a photo showing him holding Cendrosky’s hand, which went viral on Facebook.

“It hasn’t always been peaches and cream, by any stretch of the imagination,” Bachmann said. “There’s no better way to thank somebody than to assist me walking my — walking OUR daughter — down the aisle.”

These dads have shown that selflessness is one the most important qualities to be a good parent. These men put their daughter’s needs before their own, which is the true mark of being a great father.

Get some tissues ready and watch the moment unfold in the video below.

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