‘These are tears of joy’: Emotional nine-year-old boy breaks down as he delivers moving wedding speech for his older sister – and thanks her for ‘giving him a brother-in-law’
A nine-year-old boy has stolen millions of hearts across he internet after delivering an emotional speech at his older sister’s wedding, breaking down in tears while thanking her for ‘giving him a brother-in-law’.
Gus Bower’s heart-rending speech has now turned into a viral sensation after being shared online by the wedding videographer, who captured the adorable little boy choking back sobs while paying tribute to his older sister, Catie, 27.
In the video, the youngster, from Denver, Colorado, is seen standing at a microphone with a phone in his hand, while addressing Catie and her new husband Troy Hudson, 25, both of whom were unable to hold back their own tears as Gus broke down in ‘tears of joy’.
Emotional: A nine-year-old boy has practically stolen everyone’s hearts after he got up to give a speech at his older sister’s wedding and broke down in tears
Catie and Troy Hudson, from Denver, Colorado, got married in August. And when Catie’s little brother, Gus, gave a toast to the newlyweds, he started crying, but insisted it was ‘tears of joy’
So sweet! In the adorable video, which has recently gone viral on TikTok, he said he was ‘so happy’ that his sister ‘gave him a brother-in-law’
‘I know I might seem a little sad up here but these are tears of joy,’ the nine-year-old said into the microphone as the camera showed his sister wiping away tears.
‘Catie, I love you so much and I am so happy that you gave me a brother-in-law,’ he added, as he too started to cry.
His sweet message has gone viral on the internet, with people flooding the comment section with messages like, ‘I’m not okay,’ ‘My heart,’ and, ‘Now I’m crying.’
‘Not to be dramatic, but I would die for him,’ one person wrote.
‘Unreal! This is hands down the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!’ another person added.
A third user commented, ‘OMG! I do not cry at social media videos and damn, this got me. He is such an amazing speaker and sweet soul.’
Luckily for us, the videographer from the wedding shared a clip of the adorable moment to TikTok, and it quickly garnered an array of positive responses
Supportive: People flooding the comment section of the video with messages like this one, which read, ‘Not to be dramatic, but I would die for him’
Another person wrote: ‘OMG! I do not cry at social media videos and damn, this got me. He is such an amazing speaker and sweet soul’
Catie and her little brother clearly have a close relationship, with the new bride sharing tons of adorable pics of him to her Instagram account over the year
Catie and her little brother clearly have a close relationship, with the new bride sharing tons of adorable pics of him to her Instagram account over the years.
Back in 2015, in honor of his third birthday, she called him the ‘sweetest, smartest, and cutest’ kid she knew.
‘Happy third birthday to the sweetest, smartest, and cutest kid I know! You are the best little brother ever,’ she gushed at the time.
‘If this isn’t the cutest thing you have ever seen then you’re lying,’ she previously captioned another pic of her brother.
Gus has also had plenty of time to bond with his new brother-in-law over the years.
According to Catie and Troy’s wedding website, the couple have known each other for decades, having met when they were children – before Gus was even born.
The duo were friends for years, before starting a relationship in February 2014, when they were both studying at the University of Denver.
Troy proposed to Catie in June 2019, after the couple ‘went under contract on their very first home’.
The happy couple: Catie and Troy (pictured in September) began dating in February 2014, after forming a friendship as young children
Close siblings: Back in 2015, in honor of his third birthday, she called him the ‘sweetest, smartest, and cutest’ kid she knew