The father & daughter behind the viral wedding TikTok that made the internet cry

Cried again writing this article.

Natalie Teo |
July 5, 2023, 10:54 am

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You’ve probably seen the TikTok video of a Singaporean father’s touching speech at his daughter’s wedding.

Here it is if you needed to cry again today:


The very first time I saw my Dad cry – I love you dad #wedding #weddingday #happyfathersday #fatherlovedaughter all precious footage captured by @Iki Company

♬ original sound – Kylie – Kylie

The father of the bride says to the groom, visibly choked up:

“If one day you ever have a change of heart that you don’t love my daughter anymore, please don’t hurt her. Just bring her back to me and give her back to me.”

“Not gonna happen,” the emotional groom promises him.

The video, titled “My dad made me cry at my wedding”, was uploaded by the bride, Kylie Yeo.

It now has close to 10 million views and more than 15,000 comments, the majority of which express the same sentiment:

Did not expect the speech

In a conversation with Babelfish, Kylie discloses that she was “quite taken aback” as she was unaware that he had prepared the speech.

“I think this is the first time I’ve ever heard him say such a long speech which made it even more emotional,” she adds.


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It has been more than two years since the video — the couple were only able to have a small church solemnisation in 2021 due to Covid restrictions—but rewatching it still moves her.

“My husband and I still get teary when we rewatch the video, and we still tear at up at other people’s weddings when it reminds us of this moment,” Kylie shares.

Newfound fame

We also asked Kylie if her father is aware of his newfound fame on TikTok.


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“I’m actually not sure about his understanding of the extent of how viral he has become… I think he’s still blissfully living his life doing his dad things,” Kylie says, adding that her mum is more excited and will sometimes text her to show her the comments.

However, Kylie does think that he has “some idea” that he’s gone viral, as he sent her a clip from a Malaysian news outlet covering the video.

A close-knit unit

Kylie also shares that her family has always been close-knit, and she spends a lot of time doing sports like skating, cycling, tennis and swimming with her father.

Listening to his speech at her ceremony, she says, made her feel “really touched and blessed to have such a wonderful loving father”.

Even now, Kylie makes it a point to see her family at least once every two weeks.

“I’m afraid if I don’t see them for too long I’ll see them grow old too quickly.”

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