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A bride meets the man who carried her late son's heart

Watch a bride meet the man carrying her late son's heart on her wedding day


Bride Beckey Turney got the surprise of a lifetime on her special day when groom Kelly Turney surprised her with a last minute addition to their wedding party, Jacob Kilby, who received her late son Triston's heart. The heart recipient was then named an honorary groomsman.

The bride was overwhelmed with emotion and excitedly hugged Kilby, who she had met for the very first time. Triston, who had passed away in 2015 at the age of 19 had chosen to be an organ donor and a seat was reserved in memory of Becky's son.

The wedding photos were featured on the Facebook page for 'Love What Matters' and have circulated quite quickly since the Saturday wedding.

The groom organized plans for Jacob to attend the wedding in Palmer, Alaska so a part of Triston would be there in spirit. Becky posted on her Facebook,
“Hands down the best gift. Most amazing surprise ever!” she wrote. “Thank you for caring for Triston’s heart. Thank you for being here!”

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