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VIDEO: Bride Surprised by Man Who Received Late Son’s Heart

July 13, 2017 | Mysti Jordan

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When Becky Turney reserved an empty chair at her wedding for her late son Triston, who died 2 years ago, at her wedding, she had no idea what would happen during the wedding.

Jacob Kilby, who was born with a heart defect, ultimately recieved Triston's heart, in a transplant in 2015. Becky and Jacob had been in touch ever since through Facebook and phone calls, but they had never met in person. That was until Becky's groom flew Jacob in from San Diego to Alaska for the wedding.

Moments before the wedding, Becky's groom Kelly revealed to Becky that Jacob was at the wedding and that he would be the sixth groomsman. Kelly said that the surprise took months on planning and some luck to make sure that everything went as planned.

There was not a dry eye in the wedding as Becky listened to her son's heart through a stethoscope. Watch the video below.

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