When former NASCAR driver Brian Scott made his vows to his wife, he had already brought the gathering close to tears, but what happened next just filled everyone's hearts with love.
Being a parent is more than just about giving birth. It is about the promises we make to our children and how we continue to look out for them through their life. And, you don't have to be their biological parent to do that. Stepparents or adoptive parents are just as important as a child's biological parent would be.
Former NASCAR driver Brian Scott met his wife Whitney Kay through mutual friends in 2011. After dating for three years, they tied the knot in January 2014. What happened at the wedding has held the attention of more than eight million people since the time their beautiful wedding video was released.
Brian brought the crowd at his wedding close to tears when he recited his heartfelt vows to his bride. When it was Whitney's turn to recite her vows, she said something that every mother who is giving love a second chance would think and feel. "I had prayed to God every night that He would find the perfect man to not only love me, but to love my little girl," said the emotional bride, according to Babble. "And He has more than answered my prayers," she said.
When Brian followed Whitney's vows by making promises to her 3-year-old daughter Brielle known as Breezy, nobody could stop their tears any longer. The promises made to the toddler by her stepfather are probably going to be part of her all her life.
Scott fights back tears while looking at the adorable daughter he gained through his marriage. He promises to always "hold her hand", "skip with her down the street" and "bring comfort to her life." He continued, "I vow to make you say your prayers before you eat. I promise to read you stories at night and to always tuck you in real tight," according to Daily Mail. All of them are promises that a good father would and should keep to their child.
"I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman in my relationship with your mother. And above all else, I vow to protect you, care for you and love you forever," he added.
The beautiful video of this honest moment garnered more than eight million hits with viewers applauding the former NASCAR driver for his words. Brian and Whitney wedded on a snowy January day at the luxury Shore Lodge resort in McCall, Idaho. He called that day "emotional and surreal." He was surprised by the swell of emotion that hit him that day standing in front of the two important women in his life.
"I always felt like my vows to my wife Whitney would maybe affect me more and I would get more choked up during those, making those promises to her," he told The Huffington Post. "But I misread that one. It was really when I was reading my vows to Brielle that I got the most choked up. It really all just hits home in that moment — you're there and dressed up and all the people around. You're living in the moment. It affects you more than when you write it or plan for it or practice it. You get engulfed by it," said the happily married man.
The couple lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they first met, and are parents to two children, Breezy and Joseph, who was born in November 2014.
The father of two said that he's been enjoying fatherhood. "Just being there for [the kids] and enjoying family moments together and playing with them and hearing them laugh and seeing them smile — all of those things are so much better than any of the negative aspects people like to bring up about having kids. It’s not baggage — it’s great addition [to my life]," he said.