Photos of children meeting their favorite Disney characters are always magical—so imagine a toddler happening to run into her favorite book character out of nowhere, in the middle of the sidewalk. Redditor Scott Robertson just shared a series of photos of his wife on their wedding day posing alongside a toddler who looks starstruck to be meeting the beautiful bride, who she thought was the woman from her favorite book cover.
"My wife and I got married last February, and during the photo shoot this little girl and her mom happened to be walking by," Scott Robertson captioned the photos on Imgur. "The little girl thought my beautiful wife was the princess from her favorite book—the one she's holding."
Robertson told HuffPost that the book the toddler recognized the bride from was The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, which she happened to have in her hand during the encounter. The book, written in 1859, is regarded as one of the first mystery novels. So although it's not quite appropriate literature for a two-year-old, this one is evidently infatuated with the cover, which does, in fact, portray a woman in white, not unlike a wedding gown. "I'm pretty sure she just liked the picture on the cover and became attached to it! The book is above my reading level, let alone a toddler's," Robertson told the news outlet.
"We were walking around taking photos and the little girl was just staring at the gorgeous bride," wedding photographer Stephanie Cristalli told PopSugar. "We stopped to acknowledge her and to say hi and then the beautiful series just happened."
"The little girl didn't say anything actually. She just smiled the entire time," Shandace Robertson, the bride in the photos, told HuffPost. "I could tell by her face that her heart was overflowing." The pair connected so beautifully that Shandace Robertson gave the little cutie a flower from her bouquet, and she even picked her up for a few photos. "Because I love little kids so much, I asked her mom if I could hold her," the bride said. "Her face expresses how we both felt: overjoyed!"