When it came time for Gus Bower to speak at the reception for his sister Catie and her new husband Troy Hudson, he couldn’t help but pour his heart out and say all that was on his mind.
The wedding videographer uploaded a vide of his heartfelt speech on internet, which led to the boy’s touching homage to the newlyweds becoming viral.
“I’m overjoyed to hear that the two of you tied the knot today. As he started to weep,” Gus said, “I realize I may appear a bit melancholy up here, but these are tears of joy.”
He went on to say, “Catie, I love you so much, and I’m so glad that you gave me a brother-in-law,” as he concluded his statement.
After the speech was over, Catie got up and gave her brother a bear hug that was very long and very tight. After hearing Gus’s heartfelt remarks, Troy was moved to tears and couldn’t stop himself from crying.
The groom shared his thoughts by saying, “Emotionally, it wasn’t something that we were necessarily prepared to hear.”
Gus said that he did not intend to deliver a speech, but he was overcome by the circumstances and was unable to stop himself from expressing his genuine feelings. He said that there was simply something special about the wedding ceremony.
“It’s just somewhat like magic. And the majority of my concerns with them simply sort of disappeared,” Gus remarked. Catie and Gus, who are half-siblings, have an almost 20-year age difference between them; despite this, the brother and sister have a very strong bond with one another.
You can tell that Catie has become rather fond of her dog Gus over the years since she has posted an abundance of pictures of him on her Instagram account.
In 2015, on the occasion of her brother’s third birthday, Catie praised her younger sibling by saying that he was the “sweetest, brightest, and cutest” youngster she knew.
She captioned another photo of Gus with the following: “If this isn’t the sweetest thing you have ever seen, then you’re lying.”
Before beginning a romantic relationship in February 2014, the two had known one other for many years as friends at the University of Denver, where they both attended classes.
Following the signing of the contract for their first house together in June 2019, Troy popped the question to Catie. As any good protective brother would be, Gus was concerned about the prospect of his sister being married after learning of their engagement.
He shared his concerns, saying, “I was scared that she wouldn’t spend as much time with me as she used to. I didn’t want to end up without her.
Nevertheless, Gus spent a lot of time getting to know Troy throughout the years, and during that time, he realized that Troy was, in fact, a decent human being. He was certain that he would make an excellent spouse for Catie.
According to Gus, the lesson to be learned from his narrative is that we should never allow the term “extended” to take precedence over the word “family.”