The moment a groom asked the 6-year-old child of his bride to be his daughter for life at their wedding has gone viral (video below).
Diogo Bolant, 37, surprised the young girl, named Isadora, at the wedding with her very own ring to bind them together, the Daily Mail reports.
The moment was captured on video and shared to Facebook. It has been viewed more than nine million times in just one week.
“I want to ask you something,” Diogo says to Isadora during the wedding ceremony in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, as translated by the Daily Mail. “Do you agree to be my daughter forever?”
Isadora, who was serving as her mother’s maid of honor, responds with, “Yes.”
Diogo then takes a ring out of a box and places it on Isadora’s finger as she cries and her mother, 27-year-old Nicole de Souza, looks on.
The pastor then completes the ceremony by saying, “So seals the alliance.”
Isadora responds by falling into her new stepfather’s arms, hugging him.
Diogo then places a kiss on her cheek.
The moment was planned in advance, Edilaine Gaeta, commercial manager of Blessed Space Company, the company responsible for recording the ceremony, told the Daily Mail.
“In one of the meetings before the wedding Diogo said he wanted to do a surprise for Isadora, who is like his daughter,” she said. “The little girl had no idea this was going to happen. All the guests and our team of [organizers] knew and were thrilled and close to tears too, even though we were in on the secret beforehand.”
Katia Araujo, owner of Blessed Space Company, recorded the touching moment on her cell phone.
"I filmed this on my mobile as it was such a beautiful scene,” she said.
The popularity of the video has shocked Nicole.
“Wow! What a surprise the video has been,” she told Brazilian newspaper Extra, according to the Daily Mail. “We had no idea it would make such an impression. We wanted Isa to participate in our wedding ceremony because she is at that phase where she loves all things about princesses and is in love with the idea of being a bride.”
Nicole added that Diogo and her daughter share a great affection.
“Isadora has a biological father who is present in her life and no one can take that relationship away from her,” she said. “However, Diogo has this love, a true love, and affection for her [Isadora] which is bigger than any title.”
Isadora calls Diogo dad, Nicole said.
“Isadora always wanted us to get married," Diogo said. "And I wanted to do a special tribute for her so she felt part of the moment in front of our guests. I had this idea of a surprise with Nicole a little while ago. It was so Isa could feel part of this family that is forming.”
Diogo said Isadora loves the ring he gave her so much she has vowed to never take it off.