5-year-old Eileidh Paterson may never be able to legally marry, but that didn’t stop her family from giving her the wedding she sees in her wildest dreams.
Suffering from neurblastoma, Paterson is terminally ill, but when she closes her eyes and dreams she sees herself marrying her best friend, 6-year-old Harrison Grier. The prince to her princess.
Her dream became a reality this weekend when the families of both children threw them a wedding in Scotland. Dressed in royal attire, the two held hands as they walked down the aisle and exchanged necklaces while Paterson’s mother and sister read a poem and a fairytale aloud.
“Harrison had never been to a wedding before, so this was all new to him,” Billy Grier, Harrison’s father, told Metro.co.uk. “But it was a beautiful ceremony and he enjoyed every minute. He was quite excited to do it. Ever since he met Eileidh, they have been inseparable.”
The touching gesture meant the world to little Eileidh, whose mother noticed the joy the event brought her.
“The spectacle of it really perked her up, she was in her absolute element getting to play with other kids and have fun,” Gail Paterson, Eileidh’s mom, told Metro.co.uk. “These are going to be lasting memories.”
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