Tim McGraw is a class act.
Back in February, a dad named Michael Hugo from Wellington, Florida with stage four cancer posted a video to social media asking Tim to sing a duet of “My Little Girl” with him, so his two young daughters can one day have that video on their wedding day.
He knows that in all likelihood, sadly, he won’t physically be there one day for the weddings of his daughters, 6-year-old Brooke and 7-year-old Bridgette, so this is his way of making sure they have something very special from him on that important day either way.
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Tim’s dad actually passed away from the same kind of brain cancer that Mike has, glioblastoma, which is where Tim got the inspiration to write his hit “Live Like You Were Dying.”
Needless to say, that song means a lot to Mike, as does Tim as an artist, so he was hoping there would be some way to pull this off.
And after many fans all over the world tagged Tim in the initial video, he finally saw it.
Of course, Tim is a father to three daughters himself, and he was more than happy to help Mike pull this idea off.
He shared a video on Instagram with the whole family, saying they were able to make it happen in-person:
“I’m here with the Hugo family… I’m glad we’re all here together and we’re gonna make this happen.”
Very understandably, Mike and the family will be saving the final video footage for Brooke and Bridgette’s big day many years down the road, but I know it will mean the abolsute world to them to have that precious memory of their father on the biggest day of their lives.
Tim said it was a “very special thing to be a part of,” and it just warms the heart to see stuff like this:
“Thanx to everyone who shared Mike Hugo’s video on social media and tagged me in the comments.
So glad we were able to actually get together in person, meet this amazing family, and make it happen!
Mike is saving the videos for his daughters’ future weddings… what a special thing to be a part of.”
What a story and classy move from Tim, and amazing for Mike to have the idea and be thinking about something like that during such a scary time.
He’s also been writing letters and cards to his daughters for milestone years and birthdays he’ll most likely miss out on, too.
Not only will the family cherish the video itself forever, but the time they spent with Tim making it with their dad, too.
Check it out… but grab a couple tissues, first:
Mike is just 37 years old, and was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in April of 2022.
He was driving home one evening and suddenly had a seizure and crashed, woke up in the hospital with a broken back, and ultimately found out the news of his cancer diagnosis after many tests and brain scans.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the whole Huge family during this very difficult time.
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