It must have been a really beautiful wedding.
They all are, but some do stand out.
And when you’ve got a toddler tearing up over his parents’ wedding video, then it must have had that extra spark to it.
He’s still in his pajamas, reclining on dad’s arm but he’s totally fixated on the video.
The video was posted with a cover version of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven” playing in the background.
I mean I’m pretty sure he was there with a big role so he witnessed the whole ceremony but this kid’s still getting pretty emotional over the whole affair.
That’s mom and dad!
He’s a toddler alright but even though he’s still got a whole lot of growing up to do, he recognizes the beauty of love.
He understands in his own little way how two people are celebrating that love with decorations and guests.
And the food must have been awesome.
You know how toddlers deal with a sudden surge of emotions?
They act up.
It’s an explosion of energy which often translates to tantrums and crying.
But this little guy is trying to grasp what he’s feeling at the moment.
He knows it’s a beautiful scene but why the tears?
Very Well Family has more on toddler emotions.
“At any age, crying is a normal response to being overwhelmed by strong feelings, like anger, fear, stress, or even happiness. Some children, however, cry more than others. Those same children may get angry more often, feel frustrated faster, and get overly excited compared to their peers too. The ability to regulate big emotions is largely dependent on age and development. Experiencing things more intensely is also sometimes just part of who someone is.”
Hey, even adults cry when overwhelmed with emotion. Don’t deny it.
The unsung hero here is his dad.
Look at him calmly laying back with his kid, just letting him enjoy the video.
His arm behind the boy’s back is a physical assurance of having his back.
Dad is showing his acceptance and assurance.
“It’s normal to sometimes struggle with knowing how to respond to overly emotional kids. It’s also normal to feel confused or overwhelmed by it all. Though you may not understand why your child feels the way they do, it can help to give them acknowledgement that you understand they are working through some emotions—and that that is OK. Kids need to learn to recognize, understand, and cope with what they are experiencing, and feeling “seen” and accepted can help tremendously.”
Being there is what counts.
So go ahead and feel the overwhelming love of your parents in that video, kid.
They did that for you too, just so you know.
And someday, hopefully, he’ll also find someone to stand next to him as they exchange vows.
When that time comes, it will be mom and dad crying over his video.
Watch the little guy enjoy his parents’ wedding video below!
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