When Rebekah Seabolt absolved bottomward the alley in June, she abutting her activity with two appropriate people: her husband, Tyler, and his 9-year-old son, Jude.
“I wasn’t aloof marrying Tyler, I was marrying into a family,” the helpmate from Athens, Georgia, told TODAY Parents.
So afore the June wedding, Rebekah, 31, ordered a rose gold bandage for Jude engraved with the words “Forever Family.”
“That’s what we are,” Rebekah said of the message.
Jude’s affecting acknowledgment to the appropriate allowance was captured in a alternation of pictures taken by Ashah Smith Photography. In the photos, the fourth grader is apparent cogent a advanced ambit of blithesome affections afore beginning into tears of joy.
“I capital him to apperceive that I adulation him and I will consistently be there,” Rebekah explained. “He’s aloof the best kid.”
The benedict was aloof as confused as he watched the moment unfold.
“All I could see was Rebekah’s face because I bare to be abaft Jude befitting his eyes covered,” Tyler Seabolt said. “She was my mirror for how Jude was responding to the accomplished thing. I acquainted immense beatitude … but my capital activity was of pride in my wife and son.”
Tyler added that he has “never accepted anyone as acutely affectionate as Rebekah.”
The images, which were aggregate on a bounded accident venue’s Facebook page, afresh went viral with added than 81,000 shares.
“I accept no abstraction who this helpmate is but she is assuredly one adored and admired woman by not one but two men whom acutely admire her. That child’s adulation speaks volumes about the band she shares with her benefit son,” wrote one person.
Added another, “Dad absolutely chose the appropriate one.”
This adventure has been adapted back it was aboriginal appear at 4:57 p.m. ET on Sept. 9, 2020.
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