This is so happy/sad!
Jim Zetz, a 62-year-old man from Murrieta, California, has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The Zetz family, including 11-year-old daughter Josie, went to photographer Lindsey Villatoro for their final family portrait.
It was a sad affair because they knew this would be their last portrait together.
Josie was very upset that her father wouldn't be there for "memories down the line." So Ms. Villatoro immediately suggested having a 'mini-wedding' for Josie's upcoming 11th birthday.
Everyone jumped on the idea and donations were raised and the whole event went off without a hitch.
The pastor officiating the ceremony said:
"Your dad may not get to see you get married, but he is here to walk you down the aisle today."
We're sorry, there's something in our eye, just give us a second.
Ms. Villatoro said:
"Josie, you will forever have a video of you and your dad walking you down the aisle to play at your wedding in years to come, as if he was physically there."
There were tears and smiles and everything was so wonderful.
Josie looked beautiful in her wedding gown and her father looked so happy!
We're so glad they were able to share this moment together. Amazing.
[Image via Lindsey Villatoro/Love Song Photography.]
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