Groom Shares Emotional Dance With Mother Battling ALS

kristeenarheaultPublished: August 4, 2015Updated: August 5, 201518,113,522 views
Published: August 4, 2015Updated: August 5, 2015

It is a heartwarming tradition to see the bride and her dad share a loving dance at her wedding. Its symbolism is quite similar to him giving away his baby girl at the altar. They almost always dance to a song that means loads to them both and people present drown in tears while watching them sway.

At this wedding, however, it wasn’t the bride and her dad that brought tears to the guests’ eyes. It was the groom and his mom. At his wedding, groom Luke Rheault had planned to do a special mother-son dance with his mom Rebekah, who had been diagnosed with ALS a year before the nuptials.

When the song “Hero” by Mariah Carey, started playing, Luke felt uneasy, seeing his mom in her wheelchair. So he took her by the hand and showering her with gentle kisses, he took her out on the dance floor, kneeled down beside her and they swayed together.

“I wanted her to feel so special in that very moment, so I tried to make the best of it and spin her around and continue smiling with her,” Luke added. “I don’t recall at any point in the wedding thinking that these might be my last few moments with my mother. So I did what felt right at the time, and I’m really glad I did because it’s a memory that has well-served its purpose.”

Rebekah passed away less than a year after their beautiful moment, but they will surely remember her by her smile when she danced with her boy.

Video credit: Ray Roman Films.

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