Bride Asks Autistic Brother To Sing — His Sweet Disney Song Has Everyone In Tears
Finding the love of your life is one thing, but finding someone who loves your family as much as he loves you is truly priceless.
Jen Santamaria knew her wedding ceremony wouldn’t be complete without a special song from her big brother, so when she was planning her wedding she wanted to do something special to honor the close bond she shares with her big brother, Jesse Marcuswas who has autism.
As the 31-year-old prepared to wed her fiancé Jesse Santamaria, she knew that brother Jesse Marcuswas has a limited speech, but loves to sing and perform. That is why she asked him to sing at the wedding. He chose to sing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John. The loving brother practiced this song for 6 months in order to give a perfect rendition at the ceremony. His efforts are definitely worth it because his performance is outstanding!
Jen, who married a man who is also named Jesse, confessed that she had always held out to find a partner who could love her brother as much as she did. Her new husband is that man, and the family could not be happier to welcome him into the fold. She even spoke of her brother in her wedding vows to her husband, Jesse.
Watch as this 32-year-old autistic man gives an emotional rendition of the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from Disney’s The Lion King and there is not a dry eye in the audience.
Video footage of the performance shows Marcus wearing a tuxedo and sunglasses as he sings for the 130 guests on November 18 as Santamaria and Jesse hold hands on the beach.
Jen says Jesse seemed pleased with himself after the performance and enjoyed the reception, dancing and eating with friends and family. What a heartwarming moment!
Credit: Jen Santamaria