The internet fell in love with this little guy who broke down during his mom’s wedding.

Tearra and Bryant Suber of Ohio got married on a beautiful September day in 2016.

All photos courtesy of Paul Woo/Wandering Woo Photography.

As the photos captured so perfectly, there was a lot of joy to go around.


“We both played basketball in high school,” Tearra told People, explaining how the pair first met. “[Bryant] started hanging out ... in front of the gym. He knew a little bit about me before he shot his shot.”

All the pics from their special day are beautiful. But one taken of Tearra and Bryant's son, Bryson, may have stolen the show.

“As everyone stood up and waited for the bride to come down the aisle, [Bryson] started expressing so much emotion,” photographer Paul Woo of Wandering Woo Photography said in a statement provided to Upworthy.

Woo was conflicted. He needed to make sure he got plenty of shots of the bride walking down the aisle, but Bryson's raw emotion was incredibly powerful. “I knew this moment was THE moment,” Woo says.

Fortunately, he was able to capture both with his lens.

Bryson’s brother Brayden — on the left below — was a little less caught up in the moment.

But the tears sure were flowing for then-5-year-old Bryson. ❤️

“He saw me struggling to get down the aisle,” Tearra told People. “Seeing his mom, at that moment on that day, it triggered his emotions. It was an emotional moment for me, too.”

Seeing her son’s tears, Tearra said, “about broke [her] into pieces.”

When Tearra shared the photo of Bryson on her Instagram, the comment section was flooded with heartwarming messages.

“This. Is. Everything!!” one user wrote.

“He’s a natural born star,” a loved one chimed in. “I been saying it for years. Just a matter of time before the world knows Bryson.”

“I can’t stop crying,” someone else wrote.

(Can you blame them? It just doesn't get any cuter!)

Tearra further explained on Instagram what was going through her head when she saw Bryson break down:

“I hadn’t yet realized that my sweet, soulful, oldest baby boy was also sharing in on this moment so deeply with us. Taking in every breath, right along with us! To see him share such strong emotions of joy and happiness for the union of his parents was seriously one of the most powerful moments I’ve experienced to date!”

After the photo of Bryson went viral, Tearra said it’s been a gift remembering what that September day felt like again.

“We are very blessed and grateful that it’s getting attention,” Tearra told People. “It kind of allows us to relive that moment and that day, [and] rethink about how beautiful and how grateful we are to have experienced that. It definitely takes us back to that lovely day.”

Bryson has reminded the world that, yes, boys do cry. It’s a healthy — and sometimes absolutely adorable — part of being human.

A special thanks to Paul Woo and Wandering Woo Wedding Photography for providing these photos. You can follow Woos work on Instagram here.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

This article originally appeared on 12.02.19


Just imagine being an 11-year-old boy who's been shuffled through the foster care system. No forever home. No forever family. No idea where you'll be living or who will take care of you in the near future.

Then, a loving couple takes you under their care and chooses to love you forever.

What could one be more thankful for?

That's why when a fifth grader at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah was asked by his substitute teacher what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving, he said finally being adopted by his two dads.

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To the child's shock, the teacher replied, "that's nothing to be thankful for," and then went on a rant in front of 30 students saying that "two men living together is a sin" and "homosexuality is wrong."

While the boy sat there embarrassed, three girls in the class stood up for him by walking out of the room to tell the principal. Shortly after, the substitute was then escorted out of the building.

While on her way out she scolded the boy, saying it was his fault she was removed.

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One of the boy's parents-to-be is Louis van Amstel, is a former dancer on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." "It's absolutely ridiculous and horrible what she did," he told The Salt Lake Tribune. "We were livid. It's 2019 and this is a public school."

The boy told his parents-to-be he didn't speak up in the classroom because their final adoption hearing is December 19 and he didn't want to do anything that would interfere.

He had already been through two failed adoptions and didn't want it to happen again.

via Loren Javier / Flickr

A spokesperson for the Alpine School District didn't go into detail about the situation but praised the students who spoke out.

"Fellow students saw a need, and they were able to offer support," David Stephenson said. "It's awesome what happened as far as those girls coming forward."

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He also said that "appropriate action has been taken" with the substitute teacher.

"We are concerned about any reports of inappropriate behavior and take these matters very seriously," Kelly Services, the school the contracts out substitute teachers for the district, said in a statement. "We conduct business based on the highest standards of integrity, quality, and professional excellence. We're looking into this situation."

After the incident made the news, the soon-to-be adoptive parents' home was covered in paper hearts that said, "We love you" and "We support you."

Religion is supposed to make us better people.

But what have here is clearly a situation where a woman's judgement about what is good and right was clouded by bigoted dogma. She was more bothered by the idea of two men loving each other than the act of pure love they committed when choosing to adopt a child.