Bride Flies 800 Miles to Share First Dance With 94-Year-Old Grandpa Who Could Not Travel to Wedding

By Darby Jones September 15, 2021
Her grandpa had a stroke just before her wedding and could not make it for their first dance, so she flew to him with her wedding dress to share the special moment.

Natalie Browning’s grandpa had a stroke two weeks before her big day, but that did not stop her from having her first dance with him. Since he was unable to travel, the 24-year-old bride flew 800 miles to have that special moment with him.

On Aug. 1, Browning boarded a flight from Virginia to Florida, where her grandpa, Nelson May, lives. She did her makeup at the airport and carried her wedding dress in a pink garment bag until her arrival, all of which was documented in a Facebook video.

When she arrived at her grandpa’s home, Browning was wearing her wedding dress and the duo shared a sweet dance.

“For months he’d been so excited to dance with me on my wedding night and I’m just so happy that I was able to give him that experience,” Browning told South West News Service. “I don’t get to see him very often so it truly was a special day.”

Browning, a jeweler based in Virginia Beach, told Fox News that she is grateful she was able to make her grandpa smile. 

“I run a small jewelry business called Of Great Value that is centered around reminding people that they are deeply valuable,” she said. “I’ve been trying to implement that belief more in my own life and wanted my grandpa to know that he is incredibly valuable to me, and even though he was unable to come to my wedding, that the dance he so desired to have with me was valuable too. So, we made it happen.”

Browning married her husband on June 27.

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