The fact that sibling love is so incredibly unconditional may be what makes it so lovely.
As brothers and sisters, we frequently argue, slander one another, provoke rage in one another, etc. However, in the end, your siblings are the ones who will always be at your side.
I myself am fortunate to have both sisters and brothers, and each of them and I have a really special relationship. Simply put, regardless of my mood or the degree of our current amity, there is nothing I would not do to assist them if they needed me.
That’s perhaps why this specific tale connected with me on a deep level. It is about Chris Garafola, a Vermont native, and Brittany, Brittany’s older sister, who has Down syndrome.
According to accounts, Chris Garafola considered his upbringing to be quite lucky. He benefited from having an older sister with whom he had a close relationship because he was born into a loving home.
Although the brothers were two years apart in age, they were close as children. Brittany and Chris were a “package deal,” as Chris put it, and he never missed an occasion to express his affection for her.
Brittany “always poured her love into him, pushed him, and taught him timeless lessons—giving him many opportunity to develop (fast) as a man, and become the greatest BROTHER he could possibly be,” Chris said in a heartfelt Instagram post.
Brittany has her own set of difficulties because she was born with Down syndrome. But having her younger brother Chris by her side made every obstacle she overcome easier.
It goes without saying that as they matured into adulthood, their friendship only became stronger. As a result, when Chris met Tatiana, the love of his life, and later proposed to her, he knew that Brittany would undoubtedly play a significant role in their wedding.
Tatiana and Chris agreed that they should wait to get married until Brittany could be present to witness their nuptials. Brittany’s immune system was weak because of her illness, so she had to obtain her COVID-19 shot before she could go to any social events with other people.
Brittany received her vaccination in February 2021, allowing Chris and Tatiana to start planning their wedding.
Chris, a male model, uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in late March of the same year in which Tatiana could be seen speaking with Brittany on FaceTime.
The news that Brittany’s younger brother was getting married astounded her, but what Tatiana then asked her just left her dumbfounded.
“And you understand the question I had for you? Could you serve as my maid of honor? In the video, Tatiana can be heard asking.
Yes, I can, Brittany said, breaking down in tears of joy.
As a result, Chris and Tatiana were married in April 2021, with Brittany serving as the maid of honor.
The newlyweds then disclosed that they had given Brittany a special ring as a surprise on their wedding day.
She has always been my best friend, and that won’t change even when I get married, Chris stated.
It goes without saying that Chris, Tatiana, and Brittany’s images quickly became popular online. Even the toughest of hearts can be softened by the sheer amount of love captured in the images.