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More and more people are deciding to break from tradition and make their weddings more unique. Not only does this lend to a more personal and intimate touch, it gives people a chance to express their personalities on the big day.
But when this dad told his daughter that he did not want to give a speech at her wedding,she was heartbroken. She couldn’t believe her traditional dad didn’t support her marriage. But that wasn’t it at all. And dad told her that he had a big surprise gift in store instead.
The bride in this video, Nicole Cortez, had no idea what her father had in store. Usually the father of the bride gives a heartfelt speech at the reception about how the groom is the perfect man to take his daughter away from him. But not Mr. Cortez. This sweet dad did something so much more special than an ordinary speech.
Instead of taking the microphone to say a few words, dad took up the mic and began performing “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. But as you’ll see in the now viral clip below, this performance was unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
But dad did not “sing” the words to the song. Instead he signed the words in American sign language because his daughter is a sign language interpreter.
He spent an entire year learning the language in order to give his beloved daughter a surprise she will never forget.
This is what Nicole Cortez had to say about her father’s big surprise: “At my wedding reception my dad surprises my new husband and I by signing a beautiful song. I am a sign language interpreter so this meant the world to me. He said it took him the entire year I was engaged to learn how to sign this song.”
When the clip first begins, you’ll see this dad do some pretty embarrassing dance moves. But as soon as the music starts, you’ll see him performing his perfectly done sign language interpretation of the country music song.
After hundreds commented on the video, Nicole offered some more explanation: “He said he learned himself. Online, my other interpreter friends.”
Since the video was uploaded in 2012, it has been viewed more than 22 million times. People are overwhelmed by the heartfelt performance. As you can see in the clip, Nicole is crying out of control. She is overwhelmed by her father’s sign language performance of “I Loved Her First.”
Here’s what other viewers shared in the comments:
- “Your dad is awesome … I have a little girl of 6 Years I can feel the same … this totally broke my heart…”
- “that so beautiful i am crying so much”
- “that was so amazing ….she’s lucky to have such a wonderful father!!! she’s a beautiful bride !!!”
- “99.9 % of the time i just pass up videos like this but i’m really glad i watched this one. it had tears in my eyes”
- “wow congratulations that a real dad ,one that shows actual love and spirit, your not just lucky you are loved.”
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