A lot of people don’t really know what it’s like to have someone close to you pass away. Trust me on this one, it’s messed up, difficult, and it’s extremely difficult to go through.
Renee Addy is a woman who has experienced just such a thing. In January of 2013, her father Glenn passed away from cancer.
She was really sad back then, and when her boyfriend (now husband) John proposed to her, she knew her father wouldn’t be there to walk with her down the aisle or give her away, which made her even sadder.
Even though she was extremely excited for the wedding, which took place in February of 2017, she wasn’t sure what to do when it came to the traditional father-daughter dance.
Little did she know, the ones closest to both her and her father were planning something special for the wedding day. Since her dad couldn’t be there to do the dance with her, the ones close to her and him would be there to do the dance instead.
In the video below, she dances to Celine Dion’s “Dance with My Father”, as accompanied by her three brothers, her uncle and her father’s best friend.
When Renee realized what was going on, she broke down in tears right there on the dance floor. And there is no doubt that her dad was watching the whole time; she was even wearing dancing shoes with a photo of him on each foot.
I’m pretty sure quite a few tears were shed, both while this was happening and by the people who saw this video.
What do you think of this substitute for a dance with the father? Share your thoughts in the comments below!