It’s always really cute when parents let children get involved in their wedding, but 10-year-old Jaydon Rabatin defied even his dad’s biggest expectations.
Jaydon’s dad Kevin picked him for the honor of being the best man at his wedding earlier this month. Jaydon was nearby as his new stepmom Briana and his dad said their “I dos” in front of their 65 guests. But the couple from Wilmington, Delaware had no idea what Jaydon was planning for the reception.
Of course, the 10-year-old was expected to deliver the traditional best man speech. But before he was handed the microphone, Kevin had no idea what was in store. It turns out the youngster had spent days practicing a hilarious speech.
“The day has come that this man is getting married,” he began. “I’m not too sure how I feel about it. Don’t get me wrong. I love Brie. Isn’t she the most beautiful bride? But this means I’m losing my bachelor buddy. We go waaaaay back. It’s like I have known him since the first breath I took.”
The crowd was already delighted, but Jaydon had even more in store for them.
In the video, which has already been seen thousands of times, it’s clear that Kevin and Briana’s guests are totally impressed by Jaydon’s unforgettable speech.
“Without Brie, I don’t think we would ever have clean underwear or socks,” he joked, before wishing the newlyweds “nothing but true happiness together.”
“I look forward to watching you two grow old together. We have many new memories and adventures to make together, and I truly look forward to it.”
He also thanked his new stepmom for making his father so happy, because “There is nothing more important as a son than to see my dad happy.”
After hearing the speech, Kevin admits that he had been worried about how the pressure would affect Jaydon. “I figured he’d be nervous and stumbling over it, but he did great. I was nervous for him. There was a lot of people there and everyone’s staring at him.”
And Briana says that her new stepson’s speech “just made my heart melt.” She says that during the ceremony she vowed to love and protect Jaydon as if he was her own son. “I was very proud of him for that. I thought it was awesome.”
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[H/T: ABC News]