Saying good-bye is never easy.
In this heartbreaking video, Mary Ann Manning takes an emotional last dance with her son on his wedding day.
The two held each other close and slow-danced to an acoustic version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” while family and guests shed tears of happiness and sorrow.
Mary was suffering from breast cancer and in the final stages of life, but she was determined to make the time she had left count. She got up out of her wheelchair and took to the dance floor.
Just three days after her son’s wedding, Mary passed away.
A family member who published the video on YouTube had this to say about the emotional moment in time:
She held on with all her might to give her son this last gift. It’s really the epitome of a mother’s love. She now joins her other baby boy, who passed away four years ago, in heaven.