In Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Ralph Duquette gave his daughter Heather a surprise on her wedding day that no one in attendance will ever forget, unless they're jerks. Ralph, who is a leukemia survivor, didn't come through his battle with cancer unscathed—he's losing sight in one eye, and relies on a wheelchair to get around. While they were planning the wedding, he and Heather had discussed whether it was realistic for him to walk her down the aisle, and agreed it was impossible. But this old fighter had a trick or two up his sleeve. He wasn't going to take "impossible" for an answer.
Over the summer, he secretly worked with physical trainers to acquire the strength necessary to walk the length of an Olympic-sized wedding aisle. Then, conspiring with the wedding DJ (the sneakiest of all wedding professionals) to play the wrong song so he would have time to position himself, Ralph surprised his daughter by rising as she emerged and taking her arm for her last walk as a single woman. The entire tear-wrenching scene was caught on video:
After the ceremony was over, Ralph was even able to give Heather the traditional father-daughter dance. It was a beautiful day for everyone involved, and a perfect way for Heather to start her new life with some guy.