Most people know the general outline of a wedding: first, there’s the ceremony, then cocktail hour, then dinner, then dancing.

During the dancing portion of the night, there are usually a few required dances — the first dance between newlyweds and, of course, the father-daughter dance.

For many people, the father-daughter dance is one of the most special moments of the whole night — like at Linsey’s wedding. It’s usually a sweet and sentimental opportunity to see the bride and her father share a lifetime of memories.

Newlywed brides Michaela and Nora knew their father-daughter dances would be special, but not in the traditional sense..

In fact, after Michaela and Nora danced with their dads, they called up another special father to dance with his own daughters.

Bridesmaid Jessica, her sister Megan, and their terminally-ill father were called to the dance floor, and it quickly became an emotional moment for everyone involved.

And I’ll warn you, you might need to get some tissues before you keep reading.

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After Michaela and Nora Cook-Yotts tied the knot, they took to the dance floor for their father-daughter dances.

Once they’d completed their dances, though, they called up some other important people to have their own daddy-daughter moment.

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Before the wedding, Michaela, Nora, and their good friend (and future bridesmaid) Jessica got together to talk about Jessica’s dad, Peter.

Peter had cancer for the fourth time, and doctors only gave him a month or two to live.

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Because of his terminal illness, Peter would never be able to dance with his own daughters at their weddings.

Peter, Jessica, and Megan were so important to Nora and Michaela’s lives that they knew they had to do something special for the family.

Photo: Little Things