Be warned, this story may make you weep.Kaci Shepard Myers, 33, was left heartbroken when the dog she’d had since childhood, Cloe, passed away in 2017. She had always wanted Cloe to be involved in the wedding day, so was stuck for ideas when her partner, Adam, 35, proposed one year later. Kaci began to ask friends and family to see if another dog could fill in, but nothing was quite right. So her bridesmaids, Megan Flatt, 30, Jessica Holt, 36, and Sarah Inge, 33, came up with a fix.
They teamed up and asked for help from Adam to buy Kaci the perfect new pet.The bridal squad managed to find Brody, a ten-week-old corgi who Kaci had been looking at online.
They bought him ahead of Kaci’s big day so he could walk down the aisle as her ring bearer.
As you’d expect, she was overjoyed to be presented with a surprise puppy – and her pals were able to capture her brilliant reaction on camera.Kaci, a salon owner, said: ‘When I was 12 my mother passed away so when I was 15 my dad surprised me with a Maltese puppy called Cloe.
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‘She really got our whole family through the loss of my mother – she was our everything, our rock and my very best friend.
‘We had her for 16 years, until she passed away two years ago.‘I had always dreamed of having Cloe at my big day and walking down the aisle, so when Adam popped the question I couldn’t help but think that she wouldn’t be there.
‘I discussed getting another dog several times, and knew that I wanted a corgi, so started looking on some pages online and sending all of the links to Adam and my friends – but as a breed corgis are very expensive, and we couldn’t afford one with the wedding too.
‘Just weeks after falling in love with Brody on Facebook, I walked into my house and there he was sat on my best friend’s lap.
‘I couldn’t believe what was going on – I was so excited to see my best friends who live far away that I didn’t even notice him at first.
‘My first thought was that they were there to tell me they were bailing out of the wedding or something, not that they’d got me a puppy!
Kaci was in a state of shock when she was presented with the puppy, but after that she instantly fell in love.
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The puppy served as the ring bearer at the wedding on 31 August.
‘I couldn’t believe that he was the same puppy that I had found on Facebook a few weeks before, it was so meant to be,’ said Kaci.
‘Since he’s been in my life he has put a massive smile on my face and has helped me come to terms with the loss of Cloe.
‘Everyone that meets him falls in love with him straight away – he’s just so cute and happy.
‘He definitely stole my thunder when he was our ring bearer.’
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