If this doesn’t give you chills, you’d better check your pulse.

Joey Johnson, a veteran who served for 10 months in Afghanistan, suffered a motorcycle accident in 2012 that left him without feeling from the chest down.

But that wasn’t about to stop him from having a first dance with his bride, Michelle.  A dance he would find a way to have, eye to eye with his new wife.

Via Fox News:

The wife of a paraplegic veteran knew her wedding would be special, but she wasn’t prepared for exactly what happened during the couple’s first dance.

As Michelle Johnson rested in the bridal suite per her relatives’ suggestion, her new husband Joey Johnson’s friends rigged a harness system that would allow him to stand and dance with her without his wheelchair, the New York Daily News reported.

When Michelle entered the ballroom and saw her husband, she broke into tears and embraced him. Wedding guests cheered as the couple swayed cheek to cheek to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.”

Watch their first dance below …

Perri’s song includes the phrases “I will be brave” and “one step closer.”

The couple was indeed brave in sharing such an emotional moment with the world.

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