Blending families through marriage isn't all The Brady Bunch made it out to be. When children from previous relationships are in the picture, there is a ton of hard work involved in making the transition into an official new family unit as seamless as possible. NASCAR driver Brian Scott, however, tackled those challenges head-on when he married wife Whitney Kay last January.
The couple's videographer from PenWeddings captured a heart-warming moment during their ceremony when Scott knelt down to Kay's three-year-old daughter Brielle and stated his own vow to her.
"I promise to always hold your hand and skip with you down the street and bring comfort to your life," he said. "I vow to make you say your prayers before you eat. I promise to read you stories at night and to always tuck you in real tight. I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman in my relationship with your mother. And above all else, I vow to protect you, care for you and love you forever."
Though the wedding video was posted to YouTube last year, it recently resurfaced and has since gone viral. Needless to say, we're not surprised. While a lot of grooms (and brides) have trouble writing their own marriage vows, Scott's effort to go the extra mile paid off in spades — and tears.
Scott explained the moment in an interview with Huffington Post today. "I always felt like my vows to my wife Whitney would maybe affect me more and I would get more choked up during those, making those promises to her," he said. "But I misread that one. It was really when I was reading my vows to Brielle that I got the most choked up. It really all just hits home in that moment — you're there and dressed up and all the people around. You're living in the moment. It affects you more than when you write it or plan for it or practice it. You get engulfed by it."
Excuse us, we need to go grab some more tissues.