Bride-to-be chooses dog to be ‘best boy’ at wedding Melts Hearts

A groom-to-be has shared how his dog will be his “best boy” at his upcoming wedding, much to the delight of netizens.

Jake is from Canada and is getting married next month. On Wednesday, he shared how Bodhi, his Boxer dog and King Corso, will be the “best boy” in his marriage.

With over 13,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments, the post featuring the pup in her wedding attire became a quick favorite on popular Reddit forum r/aww.

Two-year-old Bodhi was adopted by Jake’s fiancé from a rescue center, and after the pair started dating, Jake quickly became friends with the dog.

A picture of two-year-old Bodhi, the Boxer and King Corso, who is expected to be ‘best boy’ at his owner’s upcoming wedding.
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“We met on Reddit and went long distance for almost a year, visiting maybe every two months,” Jake said. Newsweek“I was actually more of a cat person before, not that I don’t like dogs too, but Bodhi just won me over hard and he’s my little furry best friend. He probably snuggles more with me and insists on hanging out between us at night, however awkward that may be.”

Before their wedding, Jake explained that they had always wanted him to be part of their big day, but there was a catch.

“We have him at a Cuban resort where he can’t come, so we decided to do a little intimate thing with a few people who couldn’t make it to the legal ceremony,” Jake explained.

“The original plan was for him to be a ring bearer – or a bear if we found him a nice bear costume, like in how I Met Your Mother– but we decided he should be best man and I still insist that his title be best boy,” he said.

In a recent survey by UK-based personalized pet accessories site Yappy.com, research found that many pet owners take man’s best friend to a new level by giving him a role on their wedding day.

Some 58% of respondents said their canine friends were the ring bearers on their big day, while 34% said their dog accompanied the bride down the aisle. And 17% of people even said that their dog had participated in their first dance.

“He’ll probably be standing right next to me,” Jake said. “Maybe hold the rings if we find a good way to do it.”

Reddit users were obsessed with the “best boy” news and took to the comments to share their thoughts.

“He’s the best of the best boys,” one response said, while another commenter wrote, “He seems to have mastered his role already.”

Another Redditor wrote, “How elegant,” while one user said, “He’s a best boy regardless of marriage.”

Other commenters shared stories of how their dogs became part of their big day. One user said, “My pup wore a ‘Best Dog’ sash to my wedding two years ago. It was a great decision,” while another wrote, “I’m getting married in September and our Earth -Neuve will be our flower girl.”

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