Natalie Browning tied the knot this summer and her grandfather, Nelson May, had told her entire life that he was looking forward to dancing with her one day when she got married. But two weeks before the big day, the 94-year-old had a stroke and wasn’t able to travel to Virginia for her wedding.
So Natalie brought the dance to him. She flew to his home in Florida, with her wedding gown in hand. When she arrived, she put on her dress and the pair shared a dance.
“For months he'd been so excited to dance with me on my wedding night and I'm just so happy that I was able to give him that experience,” Natalie explains. “I don't get to see him very often so it truly was a special day. I run a small jewelry business called Of Great Value that is centered around reminding people that they are deeply valuable," she said. "I've been trying to implement that belief more in my own life and wanted my grandpa to know that he is incredibly valuable to me, and even though he was unable to come to my wedding, that the dance he so desired to have with me was valuable too. So, we made it happen."