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Miami mascot escorts bride, whose father died, down the aisle

Jennifer Urs Sullivan
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Jennifer Urs Sullivan escorted down the aisle by Miami's mascot Sebastian. (Jennifer Urs Sullivan Facebook)

This offseason, Miami has made a conscious effort to be more active in the community as part of the program’s “RENEWED” initiative.

But the program went above and beyond to help one of its employees during her wedding.

Jennifer Urs Sullivan attended and now works at Miami. She dreaded walking down the aisle because her father died and she had no one to accompany her. That’s when Miami’s mascot Sebastian stepped in.

As Urs Sullivan made her way down a long staircase to make her final walk up the aisle to her husband-to-be Patrick, Sebastian came running from one of the hallways, dressed in a Miami jersey with Urs Sullivan’s dad’s nickname on the back, grabbed the bride’s arm and escorted her down the aisle to an uproarious ovation.

Urs Sullivan wrote on her Facebook page that the walk “ended up being one of the most amazing/memorable moments of the day.”

She also added: “I just want to thank all of the amazing people in the athletic department … who helped to make this happen. Without you, my day might have been just a little less beautiful.”

Well played, Miami. Well played.

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