Touching moment bride meets man carrying her son’s heart

If you haven’t got a box of tissues nearby, I suggest you grab some now.

A bride has been reduced to tears at her own wedding after her husband-to-be surprised her by inviting the man carrying her late son’s heart.

The beautiful encounter was captured by wedding photographer Amber Lanphier from Love Adventured, who shared the touching story on Facebook.


“I knew about this surprise but nothing prepares you for the beauty of this moment,” Ms Lanphier wrote, accompanied by a series of truly beautiful images.

“I met a man named Jacob Kilby yesterday who is alive because of a heart transplant received from this brides son, Triston.

“Her son couldn’t be here for the wedding day but Becky’s groom Kelly Turney , surprised her by flying Jacob up to Alaska to stand in as a groomsmen, carrying Triston’s heart.

“Kelly stopped the ceremony to introduce Jacob to Becky for the first time.”

The post has since gone viral with thousands of people expressing their gratitude for organ donors.

“I cried!! That’s amazing!! Sometimes we are asked to make impossible decisions… and you never know if you’ve made the right one until something like this happens! Way to go Mama,” one person commented.

If you would like to register to become an Organ Donor in Australia, you can do so here.