In front of friends, family and a hospital staff that comprises both of those groups, a little girl with leukemia "married" her prince charming, otherwise known as her favorite nurse.
That nurse, Matt Hickling, had the 4-year-old as a patient and he got a call from her mother earlier this week telling him she was looking forward to coming into the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y., to marry him. Hickling says he was caught off guard (and obviously flattered), but it was his fellow nurses that had the best idea: to throw the two a wedding.
In 24-hours time, nurses Courtney Hill and Angie Eckles Silipigno went into planning mode and set up a hospital room as the ceremony space, complete with a rose petal-lined aisle, a bouquet and a tuxedo shirt for the groom.
The little patient walked down the aisle as the hospital staff hummed "Here Comes the Bride."
When she reached the end of the aisle, Hickling's little patient asked him to marry her.
"I didn't hesitate to say yes, I got a HUGE hug and we sealed the deal with ring pops being placed on our fingers!" he wrote.
"We then took a stroll down the hall in our 'Just Married' car (well I pushed) and headed back into the room for cake and photos." And then ...
"This is when Dr. Lauren Silverman helped our patient slam cake right in my face!"
Lori Ciaforndoni, a nurse who helped put the wedding together, posted a video of the "wedding" to her Facebook page where it quickly went viral. In 20 hours alone the video has been shared more than 150,000 times.
"THIS is why we go into nursing," she wrote.
We couldn't agree more.
Watch their full wedding in the video below:
Hats off to this wonderful hospital staff and congrats to the little bride!