A grandma who missed her only granddaughter’s wedding because of a fall was given an emotional surprise when her loved one showed up wearing her wedding dress and the shoes she had gifted her for the big day.

Kayla Pacheco, 30, is Kathleen Pearse’s only granddaughter, and despite suffering from dementia, Kathleen always remembered that Brooke was set to get married at the end of 2021. Due to Kathleen’s failing health, friends and family had worried she might not make the wedding, but after transportation was arranged, the 74-year-old suffered a fall, which resulted in her being taken to hospital.

While Kathleen received treatment, complications meant she ended up on a ventilator and the stay caused her to miss Kayla and her wife Brooke’s big day. Kayla was determined to make it up to her grandmother, though, so she donned a pair of Bella and Belle shoes that Kathleen had purchased her as a wedding gift, along with her wedding dress itself. On November 28, Kayla walked into Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen, Massachusetts, for the big surprise, with Brooke capturing the moment on video.

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