Hurricanes mascot walks bride down the aisle

Sebastian the Ibis steps in after bride's father dies before wedding day

MIAMI – Sebastian the Ibis is typically spotted on the sidelines of sporting events cheering on the Miami Hurricanes, but at a recent wedding the mascot was on the arm of a bride with a lot of school pride.

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Jennifer Urs Sullivan's father died before her wedding day to Patrick Sullivan, so when it came time to walk down the aisle, Sebastian stepped in.

The video of her entrance, posted by the Miami Hurricanes, quickly went viral. In just two days it was shared over 3,000 times on Facebook.

"When my dad passed away, I dreaded walking down the aisle without him and wasn't sure how I'd make it through the moment," Sullivan commented. "Yet it ended up being one of the most amazing/memorable moments of the day."

Sullivan, who is a graduate of the University of Miami and University of Miami Law School, went on to thank the school's athletic department and a local retailer who had the mascot's jersey customized to include her father's nickname on the back.

"Without you," her comment read, "my day might have been just a little less beautiful. We're all so lucky to be fans of such a great program, led by the most compassionate of people. Now let's go get these W's. GO CANES!"


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