A Texas couple recently got married and the most heartwarming gift came from someone they had never met, but had a close bond with.
Monica and Dean Berckenhoff tied the knot in a small ceremony with their close friends and family, including two of their three kids.
Sadly, their oldest son Colton, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 11, couldn’t be there — or so they thought.
Travis Stufflebean, a 28-year-old man who was the recipient of Colton’s donated heart, surprised the couple at their wedding and brought along a stethoscope so that they could hear his beating heart again.
The couple had never actually met Stufflebean before, but they instantly felt close to him — especially when he told them, “To me, this is just a temporary heart. I’m just borrowing it. To me this is where it belongs, with this wonderful and awesome family.”