One woman decided to rob her doting father of the special moment for a petty reason: He is a paraplegic.
Every girl's father dreads the moment they have to let go of their precious princess and trust another to take care of her. Nonetheless, it's a rite of passage that they come to terms with, and on their daughter's big day they share a special moment of walking them down the aisle. But one woman decided to rob her doting father of this opportunity for a petty reason: He is a paraplegic.
Explaining how an accident left him wheelchair-bound, a Reddit user wrote, "About three years ago my dad was injured in a really bad hit and run car accident. He broke just about every bone in his body and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Our relationship has always been really good, but I hate seeing him in pain and admittedly try to avoid seeing him because it just makes me uncomfortable."
With her wedding right around the corner, discussions about who would give her away popped up in the family's group chat and she chose to remain silent when she realized that her father would be in a wheelchair. So she decided to ask someone to take his place on her big day. "We always talked about him giving me away and having a dance at my wedding and I don’t want to be reminded of what could’ve been at my wedding. I messaged my mom privately and told her I want my uncle to walk me down the aisle as we’re incredibly close," she shared.
Understandably, her mom was taken aback by her decision but still gave her a chance to explain. "She naturally asked why and I told her that my dad being in a wheelchair would add complications to the wedding. The walkway would have to be widened to accommodate his wheelchair and he wouldn’t be able to hold my arm or give me a proper hug," shared OP.
"She was outraged, called me an ableist POS, and removed me from the group chat. My aunt has since called me telling me my dad is absolutely devastated," she wrote asking fellow Redditors if she was in the wrong. Here's what people thought: "YTA. I am so, so sorry for your dad. Like, I genuinely want to divorce and remarry my husband so that your dad can walk me down the aisle," shared one.
"YTA. Your dad didn't want to be disabled. How can you be so cold-hearted and only thing about yourself when it's something that only affects your Dad? You'll be lucky if your family doesn't disown you for this and refuse to go to your wedding at all, if your fiance doesn't call of the wedding first," added another.
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