On November 12, a 10-year-old boy named Jaydon Rabatin delivered a heartwarming surprise speech to his dad Kevin and new stepmom Briana a best man for their wedding in Wilmington, DE.
"The day has come that this man is getting married. I'm not too sure how I feel about it," he began his speech, according to ABC News. "Don’t get me wrong. I love Brie. Isn't she the most beautiful bride? But this means I'm losing my bachelor buddy. We go waaaaay back. It's like I have known him since the first breath I took."
Jaydon went on to share some hilarious anecdotes of his relationship with his father, including the fact that the two are less than hygienic—but thanks to Briana, they have a clean sock or two in the house. But as he continued, his words became increasingly serious and tear-jerking, and by the end of the toast, you could tell the room was filled with tears.
"I hope you two [have] nothing but true happiness together," he said. "I look forward to watching you two grow old together. We have many new memories and adventures to make together, and I truly look forward to it. There is nothing more important as a son than to see my dad happy. And that's what he is when he is with Brie. Thank you for making my dad happy."
With 65 guests at the reception, delivering a funny AND heartwarming speech was no easy feat—especially for a 10-year-old.
“I am so proud of him. That was pretty cool,” Kevin Rabatin, 33, said of his son. “I figured he’d be nervous and stumbling over it, but he did great. I was nervous for him. There was a lot of people there and everyone’s staring at him.”
Jaydon's mom had told Kevin that the boy had been practicing it for days. And his new step mom was equally as proud.
"In my own vows, I said that I promised to love and protect him as if he were my own son," Brianna told ABC News. "I was very proud of him for that. I thought it was awesome."