It may be considered taboo to upstage a bride and groom on their wedding day, but a 10-year-old boy did just that at his father’s wedding earlier this month—and no one seemed to mind.
Jaydon Rabatin, who was serving as best man at the nuptials, surprised his dad and stepmom, Kevin and Briana Rabatin, with a hilarious and heartfelt speech at their November 12 wedding in Wilmington, Delaware. The couple posted a video of Jaydon’s adorable words on social media, and the clip quickly racked up over 10,000 views.
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“The day has come that this man is getting married. I’m not too sure how I feel about it,” Jaydon cheekily began. “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 boy kept the jokes coming, saying that he and his old man “have never been the cleanest guys together,” and, without the help of his new stepmom, they “would never have clean socks or underwear,” before taking a more sincere tone.
“I hope you two [have] nothing but true happiness together,” he said. “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.”
Ultimately, Jaydon expressed how wonderful it has been for him to see his dad so happy.
“There is nothing more important as a son than to see my dad happy,” he concluded. “And that’s what he is when he is with Brie. Thank you for making my dad happy.”
The newlyweds told ABC News that they didn’t know Jaydon had planned to deliver a speech until just a few days before the wedding, but the boy had been practicing with his mom to ensure he got the delivery just right. Kevin said he was so proud of his son’s composure and grateful for his kind words.
“I am so proud of him. That was pretty cool,” he told ABC News. “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.”
Jaydon’s new stepmom was equally impressed, sharing that she had even included a sentence in her own vows about caring for the boy as though he’s her own.
“In my own vows I said that I promised to love and protect him as if he were my own son,” Briana told ABC News. “I was very proud of him for that. I thought it was awesome.”