This is one of the most special wedding gifts we have ever seen.
Rarely does anyone hold a more important place in someone’s life than a father does for a daughter. And this video of bride Nicole Cortez and the unusual gift her father gave her on her wedding day captures that bond perfectly.
It’s never easy for a Dad or a woman’s father figure to give away his “little girl” to the man she loves, but it’s such an extraordinary gesture that means the world to both of you.
Oftentimes, the father of the bride gives a speech at the wedding’s reception. But in this case, Nicole’s sweet dad surprised her by performing “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. However, the performance was unlike most you will ever see.
This wasn’t any old performance, as Nicole is a sign language interpreter, and her father decided he would pay tribute to that by signing the song.
“At my wedding reception my dad surprises my new husband and I by signing a beautiful song,” she said. “I am a sign language interpreter so this meant the world to me. He said it took him the entire year I was engaged to learn how to sign this song.”
Nicole, who is not deaf, was visibly emotional as her father performed, so much so that she couldn’t contain herself.
But she wasn’t the only one touched by the performance, so too was her new husband, who was tearing up as well.
Needless to say, social media users were touched by the heartfelt performance.
One viewer wrote: “Your dad is a blessing from Heaven. This is absolutely beautiful, no words can describe [sic]. You can see the love he has for his daughter and her husband. God Bless you and your family.”
“You know he’s a good husband when he saw his wife tearing and it got him tearing,” observed a second.
Watch the heart-melting video below: