Newlyweds Tamiris Muzini and Douglas Vieira Robert were so smitten by a stray dog who waited at the church doors until their ceremony was over that they decided to give him a forever home.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on July 18, 2022. It has since been updated.
Tamiris Muzini and Douglas Vieira Robert, a Brazilian couple, were recently married in a beautiful ceremony. However, an uninvited guest made the event even more special than they initially expected. During the nuptials, a stray dog sat by the entrance to the church and greeted the arriving guests. Even after everyone was seated, he waited by the entrance until the wedding ceremony was over. Both the couple and their guests were moved by how friendly the dog was, and after the ceremony, Muzini and Robert decided to adopt him. He is now named Braiá Caramelo de Jesus and is enjoying his new forever home, Bored Panda reports.
At first, the dog sat by the entrance as the couple's wedding organizer tried to form the groomsmen’s line for the ceremony. The organizer had to move the dog out of the way to make space for the bride to enter. To her surprise, the dog managed to find his way to the car the bride was traveling in. He remained right by her side until she got out of the car. He even followed her right up to the church doors and stayed there until the newlyweds exited (despite several attempts to get him to leave). Muzini found this quite incredible.
During the ceremony, the wedding organizer realized that one of his paws had been hurt. Yet, as the couple left the church, the pup wanted to interact with them. "He did something he hadn’t done with anyone before, he got to his feet and tried to greet the bride and groom," she explained. "That’s when the bride said to me, ‘I want to adopt him, he’s amazing.’ But at that moment, there was nothing I could do because I had a contract to follow and everyone went to celebrate the wedding. Our hearts were in love with the puppy."
First, the couple and their wedding organizer reached out to find out if he perhaps had an owner and they put out several calls on social media, but it had become clear that the dog was a stray. The newlyweds couldn't get him out of their minds, so they decided to adopt him and name him Braiá Caramelo de Jesus. They immediately took him to the vet to heal his broken paw and get some medicine. He is now staying with the bride's mother while the happy couple are on their honeymoon.