He’d been preparing for an entire year…
While a lot of girls fantasize about their wedding day, there’s generally someone who’s dreading it the most – father, of course. Even if the soon-to-be groom is the impeccable knight in shining armor, it is never easy to let your little daughter go. This particular dad really didn’t know what he was going to say to his daughter, so he decided to say nothing at all and try something different to express how much she meant to him.
Nicole Cortez displayed the following video of her dad SIGNING the words to the hit song “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. Cortez isn’t deaf, but she is a sign language translator and is very fervent about helping those who can’t hear. The best part? She had no indication her dad even knew sign language until now. Her father, in fact, spent a year learning how to sign just for this precise occasion. According to a remark by Nicole, he took the initiative to learn it all by himself online.
Nicole wrote on YouTube, “At my wedding reception my dad surprises my new husband and me by signing a beautiful song. I am a sign language interpreter so this meant the world to me. He said it took him the whole year and I was engaged in learning how to sign this song.”
The wordless moment left the wife-to-be and groom in tears, and since it was posted, over 22 million people have watched this passionate performance that’s bound to leave you crying too!
(Make sure you don’t oversee the finale where dad shows off his favorite saying in sign language, “I’m watching you,” to his new son-in-law. So GOOD!!)
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