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911 operator saves bride's big day in the best way

  • A bride called 911 to report her stolen wedding dress
  • The 911 operator offered the bride her own wedding dress, which fit!
911 operator saves bride's big day in the best way

Seriously, who steals a wedding dress?!

Bride-to-be Amanda was mere hours away from walking down the aisle when she discovered that her $6,000 wedding dress had been stolen out of her car. In tears, she called 911 to report the robbery.

"I'm calling to report my stuff stolen," Amanda stammered into the phone.

"I'm sorry, you said your truck was stolen?" the dispatcher interpreted.

"No, I'm trying wedding dress!"

What happened next was like a real-life version of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Candice, the dispatcher, felt horrible for Amanda. The 911 operator had just gotten married a year and a half before, and she had a perfectly good wedding dress sitting in her parents' closet.

A perfectly good wedding dress. From the same store Amanda had bought hers. In almost the same size that Amanda wore. It was almost too perfect to be true.

Candice talked to her manager and got permission to offer Amanda her wedding dress as a stand-in. With the help of Candice's husband, the group managed to get the dress to Amanda before she got married.

The dress fit. The day was saved. And two random women became friends for life thanks to some kindness and quick thinking. 

The two ladies got to meet face-to-face shortly after Amanda's wedding day, and Amanda had some warm words for Candice on "Good Morning America."

"I want you to know you're seriously an amazing person and not a lot of people would have done that," she said.

For Candice, it was an easy choice. After all, it just seemed like fate.

“If I hadn’t taken that call, I wouldn’t have heard about it. If she wasn’t my size, it wouldn’t have worked. If my husband had gone camping instead of staying home, I couldn’t have gotten to the dress," Candice told the News Tribune. "God does awesome things, and this woman, whose wedding day might have been ruined, had her special day, after all.”




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