Dad invites stepdad to help him walk daughter down the aisle

The moment touched millions after photos surfaced on Facebook.

Credit: Delia D Blackburn Photography

By now, you’ve probably seen the photos and perhaps even shed a tear or two (…or three). With more than one million likes on Facebook already, images from a Lorain County, Ohio wedding have gone viral.

When Todd Bachman walked his daughter, Brittany Peck, down the aisle, he stopped halfway, went to the front row and grabbed her stepfather’s hand. Bachman led the visibly touched Todd Cendrosky toward Brittany so they could both walk their daughter down the aisle together.


Credit: Delia D Blackburn Photography

However, it wasn’t an entirely spontaneous moment. Bachman gave wedding photographer Delia D Blackburn a heads up that he was about to do “something special.” Blackburn later posted the photos to Facebook.

The images of this touching gesture spread quickly—and, based on online comments, it was a moment that resonated most with families affected by divorce. According to news outlets, Bachman and Cendrosky didn’t always get along but chose to put aside their differences for the sake of Brittany’s wedding.

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