Answer: Seeing your handsome groom in his tux selflessly dive into a lake to save a drowning child.
On Friday evening, photographer Darren Hatt was taking Cook and his now-wife Brittany Ross's wedding photos at Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ontario, when the bride noticed a young boy nearly drowning in a nearby lake. She called out to her groom who, without hesitation, dove into the body of water in his three-piece wedding suit.
“The kid was under water on his back. He ingested water and there was mucous coming out of his nose,” Hatt said in an interview with CTV. “It was scary. [The boy] was struggling. It could have gone unnoticed.”
Hatt posted the photos of the Cook's heroic rescue to Facebook on Saturday with the caption, "While I was taking solo pictures of the bride this little guy was pushed into the river behind me by another child. By the time the bride noticed and shouted out, Clayton had already jumped down and brought him to safety. His quick action saved the little guy who was struggling to swim. Well done sir!"
Hatt did not expect the incredible amount of feedback he would receive—the post has since amassed more than 1,800 likes and 500 shares.
“I thought it would attract more attention than most of my posts,” he said, “but nothing like this.”
The bride later expressed her gratitude on social media for all of the support they have received since the incident, as well as a warning for parents of unsupervised kids.
“Thank you all for your kind words for my husband, we only hope this kid is OK and that this is a lesson to all about keeping your kids safe, especially around water,” she wrote in her post.
According to Hatt, the boy was fine after the incident, and even hung around the reception for a bit. The groom, meanwhile, returned to the celebration in his soaked suit and rightfully received a hero's welcome from guests.
It's settled: if there was a Groom of the Year award, it would go to this guy.