Marissa visited her father, Rick, in the hospital 24 years ago. Rick had a rare illness that required a bone marrow transplant, and he was terrified that he wouldn”t live long enough to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.
Luckily, Rick was able to find a donor in Ian, who hails from England. The two quickly formed a bond — and not just because they were suddenly sharing biological material. Rick wanted to repay Ian for his kindness, and Ian made a simple, but profound request: he wanted to watch Rick walk Marissa down the aisle.
Watch the amazing video below.
People come together in all kinds of strange ways, and this is one of the most beautiful. Rick and Ian not only changed each other”s lives, but started a lasting friendship. Thankfully, Marissa got to share her special moment with her dad.
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