Whether you're a mom or not, this heartwarming story is guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes. In a video that has since gone viral, you can see a groom, Stephen, approaching his handicapped mother (who looks stunning in that sparkly mother-of-the-groom dress, TBH) and reaching down to pick her up for a tear-filled mother-son dance.
Unfortunately for 48-year-old Amy Winn, MS has taken much of her ability to walk and has forced her to be confined to a wheelchair ever since she began battling the disease nearly two decades ago. But that didn't stop her from having an incredibly special dance with her son on his wedding day. It wasn't easy, but as you can see in the film, it was totally worth it.
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"My husband and I spent weeks trying to figure out how we could make the mother-son dance work with Amy," Stephen's bride, Cassie Winn, told TODAY in an interview. "The night of the rehearsal dinner, we still hadn't decided on what we were going to do. Stephen pulled me aside and said, 'I'm gonna pick her up so she can really dance with me. Don't tell anyone; I want it to be a surprise.'"
The couple, who currently lives in Nashville, got married on May 20 this year at the Williamsburg Winery in Virginia. They had previously seen YouTube videos of sons dancing with their wheelchair-bound moms on the dance floor, but that didn't feel right for Stephen. So with the help of his brother Garrett on the big day, this groom got exactly what he always envisioned having on his wedding day — a sweet slow-dance with his mom. And as you can imagine, Cassie told TODAY, "there wasn't a dry eye in the house."
Since the video has gone viral, the family — and their new addition to the clan! — is extremely thankful for all of the love and support they have received from complete strangers. "We're just so grateful for all the kind comments, and glad the moment has touched so many people," Cassie said.
Alright, now someone go bring us enough tissues to dry up a river.