This Groom Had The Best Reaction Ever To His Bride Walking Down The Aisle

One of the biggest, most special moments of any wedding is watching the bride walk down the aisle. But for groom Quintin Reed, seeing his bride Ashleigh walk toward him was extra special, and a bit overwhelming—in the best way.

“My uncle, who was the officiant, told me to look down at my watch until the moment was right. My heart was pounding so incredibly fast,” the groom told the Huffington Post. “Then the moment came. She walks around the corner and when she was about 50 feet from me, my uncle told me to look up at my bride. And when I did, my heart became overwhelmed with joy and my entire body just became numb as I witnessed the most beautiful woman ever in front of me.”

As his soon-to-be-wife approached, Reed couldn’t contain his tears. First, he looked up and brought his hands to his face. Then, he was so overcome with emotion, he could no longer stand. His bride literally made him go weak in the knees. And it doesn’t get much sweeter than that.

Of course, this also made the bride become emotional, and she started to cry as well. She certainly wasn’t expecting a reaction like this from her beau.

“I thought he would be a little emotional but I never would have imagined he would have fallen to his knees like he did,” the bride told People magazine. “As soon as I saw him sigh and look up to the sky, I lost my breath. It was the most romantic moment I had ever and probably will ever experience.”

The couple first met three years ago in college at Lindenwood University. They wed on Oct. 7 in a gorgeous, love-filled ceremony at the Cottleville Wine Cellar in Cottleville, Missouri. They said their special day couldn’t have been more perfect.

“The foundation of our relationship has been trust, communication, respect, love, kindness, laughter, hugs and high-fives,” the groom told the Huffington Post. “Our wedding day was perfect!”

Watch the groom’s incredible reaction to his bride below—and make sure you have some tissues handy. There won’t be a dry eye in the house once this video plays!

High School Students Plan Uplifting Surprise In Memory Of Classmate

Days after one of their classmates took his own life, a group of friends in southern Ohio wanted to send a positive message to the rest of their high school student body.

As WCPO Cincinnati reports, Kwadwo Boateng’s suicide on August 25 came as a shock to Mason High School students.

“He was very positive and outgoing,” sophomore Michelle Crispin told the station. “He always wanted to make people laugh; he always wanted to talk to everyone, no matter who it was.”

So, she and a group of friends wanted to do something in the spirit of their late friend. They wanted to reach out to classmates and spread an important message: You are not alone.

“Sometimes it can be really hard to fit in or feel like you are wanted at such a large school,” said Erica English, another sophomore. “We all thought it would be a good idea to show everyone how they’re needed and make everyone feel good.”

English, Crispin and their friends spent eight hours Tuesday night writing four thousand (that’s right, four thousand) Post-It notes—one for each student at Mason High. Those notes, which bore messages like “You are loved” and “You are strong,” greeted students on their lockers Wednesday morning.

“A lot of kids, you’d see them walking around with the Post-It notes or you’d see them talking about it, and it just really made me happy,” said Crispin. “We got so many tweets and texts from people who enjoyed it, and it made their day a lot happier.”

While the girls were recognized for their gesture, they say the real credit should go to Boateng.

“We basically did this because this is what Kwadwo would do,” said student Anna Aronson. “We want to send positive messages like he would do with his friends every day.”

Nothing can bring back Kwadwo Boateng or erase the grief felt by his friends, family and classmates, but these students hope their “love” notes might help someone else going through a hard time.

Man Takes Dying Dog On One Last Vacation Together

They’re called “man’s best friend” for a reason. A dog’s loyalty to his human is one of the inviolate rules of the universe. And so it is with former Marine Robert Kugler and his sweet dog, Bella.

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Kugler adopted his canine pal nine years ago and found out last year that she had cancer. So he decided to pack Bella and a bunch of gear into his SUV and travel the country with her, to give her the trip of a lifetime, while she had the time left to take it.

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Bella was diagnosed with advanced-stage bone cancer last year, and doctors had to amputate her right front leg.

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Doctors gave Bella three to six months to live last year, and she’s far surpassed that, but Kugler has steeled himself to the inevitable.

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The Nebraska-based Kugler and his co-pilot have visited many spots so far: Chicago, Cleveland, the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Florida. They may soon head west to Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks.

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“I want to inspire people to get outside and live,” he told CNN. “Love each other for who we are and make friends.”

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You can follow Bella’s journey on Kugler’s Twitter, FacebookPeriscope and Instagram pages. His website also has a large selection of images.

Have fun, you guys. You deserve it.

h/t: CNN

A Couple Got Married Mid-Flight So Her Mom With Stage 4 Cancer Could Attend

Recently, passengers on an Alaskan Airlines received a special surprise: a mid-flight wedding.

Flight attendant, Kristy Stratton, and Jim Larsen wed in February on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle. What’s special about this flight, is they met six years earlier on a layover to the same destination.

The bride told TODAY, “I was thinking of unique wedding ideas while driving home from a red-eye about a month before the wedding and thought it’d be a cool idea to get married on that exact flight.”

The most touching part? They pulled it off so Kristy’s mom, Billie Jo, could experience her daughter marry the man of her dreams. In September 2014, Billie Jo was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. On her bucket list? To see her daughter’s life in action: where she works, where she lives, and of course, to see her marry Jim.

Cue the tissues.

[h/t: TODAY]