Newlywed Rescues Little Boy Drowning In River

Weddings are, more often than not, an expression of perpetual love between two people. Occasionally, love goes beyond just the couple. While two newlyweds were hosting a zero-waste reception, another two postponed their special day to help hurricane victims. Just last weekend, a Canadian groom — suit and all — rescued a little boy drowning in a nearby river.

“For several minutes these kids were following us, and I was just keeping an eye on them because they were standing close to the water,” [said groom Clayton Cook] “Then while Brittany was getting her solo shots taken I realized only two were standing on the rock ledge. I saw the boy in the water struggling to keep his head up. That’s when I jumped down.”

Way to be a well-dressed hero. The Cooks’ wedding photographer captured the valorous moment and the snapshot has, of course, gone viral.

“We’d like to think most people would probably make the same choice,” [said Brittany.]

“That’s Clay to me… It’s something he would just instinctively do.”

Perhaps Clayton’s quick thinking and selfless spirit is the reason Brittany is head-over-heels for her groom.

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