'The way she said 'mommy' her inner child came out.'
Weddings are more than celebrations of love between two people and pledges to be with each other till the very end. They're also an occasion for strengthening bonds between and within families. Having a parent play a supporting role in the big day can be a lifesaver. For a bride choosing a wedding gown, a mother's opinion is so special. A mother who lived in a different state went the extra mile, literally, to show up for this special moment for her daughter, reported The Independent.
The bride-to-be was shocked when her mother gave her a beautiful surprise ahead of her wedding. Devan Williamson was in a bridal shop in Fort Myers, Florida, looking for a wedding dress. She was coming out of the changing room wearing a potential dress when she saw her mother, Diana Williamson, standing there to surprise her. The 45-year-old traveled almost 700 miles to help her daughter pick a wedding dress. Devan immediately teared up and hugged her mother after she realized what was going on.
Devan posted this video on TikTok with the caption, "the best surprise for a special moment." The text inlay reads, "POV your mom lives in a different state and flew down to surprise you." It has more than 10 million views and 2 million likes, with TikTok users finding this moment extremely touching. A user commented, "Awe! What a core memory for you and your momma. Truly special."
Another said, "The way she said 'mommy' her inner child came out." A user shared, "I wish I get a surprise like that but my mom pass away over 2 years ago I miss her so much."
"My mom has been gone 10 years and I would still call her mommy," another added. "Oh nooo the 'mommy' just BROKE MEEEEEE OMGGGGG I can’t stop crying," commented another user. Her followers responded that they want to see a "mommy reveal" and she posted a video with beautiful pictures of her mother. A TikTok user commented, "most beauitful woman in any room." Another added, "you look so much like her."
According to Devan's Instagram, her wedding is scheduled for September 30, 2023, and preparations are ongoing. She is documenting her entire wedding planning on social media, giving insight to her 40,000 followers on TikTok.
She posted a video announcing her engagement on August 2 with pictures of a dreamy beach proposal. The text inlay reads, "All my dreams come true." She went ahead to make several videos talking about her wedding planning anxiety and documenting pre-wedding photoshoots. Besides from this, she also documents her weight-loss journey to prepare for her big day.