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Bride’s Wedding Dance With Terminally Ill Dad in Wheelchair Goes Viral

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This touching video of an Alabama bride dancing with her terminally-ill father at her wedding will have you reaching for a box of tissues.

Mary Bourne Roberts had her father-daughter dance tune picked out since she was a child, when she and dad Jim used to dance around the kitchen to Lee Ann Womack’s 2000 hit ‘I Hope You Dance’.

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When they finally made it happen during her December 29 wedding in Point Clear, Alabama, it didn’t look like she’d imagined.

Jim was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer that typically kills in a matter of months, in May 2017.

The prognosis left his daughter unsure if he would even be able to attend her wedding to fiance James Butts. So when the father-daughter duo got the opportunity, they made it count.

After the morning ceremony at St. Francis at the Point Church in Point Clear, a brunch reception for the happy couple and their 175 guests commenced at The Grand Hotel. There, the bride and her father (in a wheelchair) hit the dance floor to Lee Ann Womack’s classic 2000 tune, “I Hope You Dance,” a song that the bride told AL.com that she and her father enjoyed dancing to together since she was a little girl.

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