Local Bride from Viral Dance Video on Ellen

Seeing the video of Mary Bourne dancing with her terminally ill father brought tears to our eyes.  

Hearing her tell the story to Ellen DeGeneres will do that again.

Just a few weeks ago, on December 29th, Mary Bourne Roberts got married in Point Clear.  Her father, Jim Roberts, a Spanish Fort attorney and municipal judge, had promised to dance at her wedding since she was a little girl.  His health was failing, but he was able to fulfill that promise in his wheelchair. 

The video of their dance went viral.

Jim Roberts died January 10th. 

Ellen DeGeneres invited the bride and groom, and the bride's mother, Tracy Roberts, to tell their story.  She also surprised them with a special wedding gift... 

 
 
A Local Father's Last Dance With His Daughter
A Local Father's Last Dance With His Daughter
The video of their dance has been seen nationwide. Today, word of Jim Roberts' passing. Our hearts go out to the Roberts family.

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