If you’re someone who often cries at weddings, consider yourself warned:
You definitely want to watch the following video. That much is certain.
You just want to watch it with a basket full of tissues. Take note.
This past Saturday, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Joshua Newville exchanged vows with Senior Airman Emily Leehan.
As beautiful as those vows were, however, they are not the reason this relationship and this story have gone viral.
Instead, this tale has garnered our attention because Emily did not just recite a set of vows to her new husband; she also recited a set of vows to his son, a four-year old named Gage.
“I want you to be safe, and to try your hardest, and to be a good person,” Leehan says as the toddler stands in front of his father at Quincy Cellars in Ripley, New York.
As Leehan keep reading, Gage starts to cry, eventually rushing forward to wrap his arms around his new stepmom’s waist.
Emily, in turns, attempts to keep sticking to her beautiful script, but Gage makes doing so just a tad bit challenging.
“I know that you and I will butt heads, but—” she says before she’s interrupted by Gage’s precious weeping.
“Buddy, it’s okay,” Gage’s dad says, pulling his child in for a hug.
However, Gage can’t help it.
He continues to cry, burying his face into his father’s Marine uniform.
Continues Emily, prior to bending down and giving her stepson a hug and a kiss:
“You have helped make me into the woman that I am today, and I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you.”
After the ceremony concluded, Newville says that people approached Gage to tell him he did a terrific job at the altar.
“We were telling him, ‘You did awesome,’ and our family and friends were saying that and told him he made it even better,” Newville told ABC News.
What a beautiful story and family.
The couple remains on active military duty, and will not go on a honeymoon; not yet at least.
ABC reports that Emily and Joshua will instead return to their home at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.
We send the bride, groom and their son nothing but the best.