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A child stole the show at his mother’s wedding when he rushed across the aisle to embrace her

Kristie Mihelich will never forget her wedding day walk as her son, who is two, Pierson added some extra sweetness to the event.
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Every wedding is an unforgettable wedding. However, this bride will not forget her wedding day for a reason that was very special. Kristie Mihelich from Troy, Michigan, was walking towards her husband, Bobby Mihelich, when her son, age 2 absolutely was the star of the show. Pierson was so thrilled to see his mother that he let out a huge shout and then ran toward her. The moment was captured by best friend of Mihelich’s and her wedding photographer. The video was uploaded on the internet, where it swiftly became the most-viewed video. In an interview on Good Morning America, the bride spoke about what it was like for her.

“They both looked down at the aisle, and their jaws dropped. the man asked, “Huh What’s that?’ He was like, ‘Hi mom!’ and he shakes both of his hands with a vigorous shake then he sped off towards me.” Mihelich recalled during the interview. “It was the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. I was hoping he’d just sit there and watch me, but instead, he was running for his mother.” The video was shared on Instagram and has been overwhelmed by all the positive comments and messages she’s received from random people.

Mihelich said, “The more it gets shared the happier I am because there is happiness at the moment.” She claimed she was unaware that her son, who she affectionately calls Piercy will react as he did. “We had always planned on having Pierson as our wedding ring bearer since he’s extremely outgoing, charming, and a natural entertainer. We believed that this would be a right for him to play the role,” the bride said. “The evening before, at our rehearsal meal, it wasn’t happening this way. He was just looking to have fun in the venue and just be a 2-year-old.”

But, on the day of the wedding, the baby definitely stepped up the charm. Mihelich said, “I was like, I’m sure it won’t occur, and that’s acceptable because he’s here. It’s going to happen naturally as it should. Thank goodness, he certainly, in his showmanship manner performed a fantastic job and amazed us all by expressing the most joyous response to me when he saw me dressed in a nice way.” The moment for her was far more memorable than she could have ever wanted. “It was like a fairy tale come real,” she said. “I think I could not create a better picture of a perfect day. In fact, it was like watching a movie. He was so excited that he could not contain himself. He rushed across the aisle to me, and I’d never had a sweeter experience in my entire life. I’ll never forget that sensation.”

In the end, Pierson was just as lively following the exchange of vows. Mihelich said, “After we had dinner, and as I said Pierson is like an entertainer. He had his meal and then went straight to the dancefloor and He didn’t quit the dance floor until after midnight.” But, he’s focused on getting three years old in the month of May 2022. “In 2019 the year he was born, he was born on Derby Day. This Saturday also happens to be Derby Day, so we’re going to be celebrating,” his mom said. “His birthday falls on a Thursday however we’ll be celebrating this Derby Day and getting dressed up. A lot of people will be coming. We’re planning to do the fascinators as well as the dresses, and (we’ll) be celebrating this birthday.”

The woman and daughter reunite at 98 years old. She put the girl up for adoption more than 80 years ago.

“When I heard it the news, I couldn’t believe it. It must be … an amazing thing. It’s a huge blessing to be alive for this moment”, stated Gerda Cole.
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Cover Image Source: YouTube/CTV News

Gerda Cole had an amazing and unforgettable birthday celebration in May 2022 after which she finally got to be reunited with her biological daughter Sonya Grist 80 years after she gave her up for adoption. Grist, who lives in England, flew to Toronto just in time for Cole’s big day–which appropriately coincided with a Mother’s Day event at the Revera Kennedy Lodge Long Term Care Home in Scarborough, where the Gerda Cole now resides–after learning her birth mom was still alive and living in Canada, reports CBC News. “I’m crying,” Grist told reporters while waiting to see their mother, for the first time.

“Just one month ago, I had no idea I had a mother alive. I knew nothing. I don’t have a lot of knowledge and I have a million questions I need to ask her but I’m not looking to overwhelm her,” the 80-year-old added. Grist along with their daughter Stephen Grist arrived in Canada on May 7, 2022, in order to see Cole meet for the first time. When the mother-daughter duo finally met, they clung to their hands tightly, unwilling to let go as Cole was euphoric. “Eighty years old,” Cole said in shock and looked up at her daughter she replied jokingly: “Don’t emphasize my age.”

Cole said that the idea was in the making for a while following the house’s contact with her son. “When I learned of the plan that, I was awestruck by the news,” she said. “This is … it must be a true miracle. It is a huge blessing that I am alive to witness the moment.” Cole was sent by her family in Vienna, Austria, to England when she was just 15 years old in order to avoid the persecution of Jewish individuals in the year 1939. Three years after she gave birth to an infant girl, and then put her in foster care due to her financial situation.

“I was a very mediocre student in my educational background, and this together with the wartime meant that I had no choice but to get Sonya adopted on the advice of the refugee committee,” she said. “The conditions were not to maintain any connection to the baby.” While Grist had a close relationship with adoptive parents from England, Cole arrived in Canada following the war. She earned three degrees from universities and a BA with honors from the University of Toronto in Jewish studies. They may not have seen each other again if it weren’t because of Stephen Grist researching his family genealogy last year in order to prove evidence of Austrian descendants so that the family could be granted Austrian citizenship.

“I was very uninformed about my education and that together with the wartime meant that I had no choice but to get Sonya adopted following the guidance of the refugee committee,” she said. “The requirement was that I not maintain any connection to the baby.” While Grist was raised by adoptive parents from England, Cole arrived in Canada following the war. She was able to obtain three degrees from universities with honors, including a BA at the University of Toronto in Jewish studies. They could not have ever seen each other again if it weren’t because of Stephen Grist researching his family lineage in the last year to show evidence of Austrian descent to ensure that his family could get Austrian citizenship.

Stephen was able to contact Cole via the Long-Term Care center. Wendy Gilmour, senior vice head of long-term care for Revera said plans to bring the family together were in the works for some time. “It is amazing the experience that everyone has gone through, including [Cole] and her children and grandkids,” Gilmour said, saying that the event was precisely what the residents required after two years of fighting the effects of the COVID-19 virus on long-term care. “It’s been a struggle for us, and it’s been a tough time for the homes as well as our residents, and having celebrations, which that we’ve never had before in a very long time, brings joy” to the residents She said.