For most people, on their wedding day they’re in their own bubble. Often, the bride and groom aren’t really aware of what’s going on around them, as the day itself is exhausting. One groom recently, though, was fully aware of what was happening around him—and he saved a life because of it.
Clayton and Brittany Cook were posing for their wedding day photos in a park in Ontario, Canada. As they were taking photos, a group of kids was following them around, watching their photos.
When Brittany was taking her solo photos, Clay was watching the three kids. He noticed that there were only two. That’s when he saw that the third had fallen into the water.
Immediately he jumped down into the water to help. According to Clayton, “I saw the boy in the water struggling to keep his head up. That’s when I jumped down. I just kind of plucked him out and he was okay.”
At first, Brittany thought that he was jumping into the water as a joke to try to get her to smile. She quickly realized, though that he was actually trying to save a life.
Brittany shared, “We had three kids following us around. Clay noticed there was only two kids he could see...he walked over to check on them and noticed the kids looking at the water and one kid was struggling to swim, so Clay jumped down on a rock ledge closer to the water and pulled him out.”
The young boy was returned to his friends and Clay returned to taking photos. Luckily, his suit didn’t get ruined.
The couple continued to take photos, not thinking much of the incident. But later, they realized that this couldn’t been a very different story.
Brittany shared, “Now it’s hitting us more that if we weren’t in the right place at the right time, things may have gone differently.”
It’s incredible to see someone so ready to jump in and help out—even though he had wedding photos going on! If you love weddings, you have to see this incredible dress. It was originally made in 1932—85 years later it’s being worn for its fourth trip down the aisle. Check it out here.