Viral messages on social media: An image widely shared across all Social media accounts claiming a Man is paralyzed and his friends help him up. The picture depicts a paralyzed man's groomsmen holding him up so he could marry his bride.
Wateva now maybe the first friend holding him up idk what the rest of them doing
He's paralyzed 😔and his friends held him up 💪❤️ To kiss his beautiful bride.💋💏 Much respect! ✊ This is true friendship.💯 Don't Scroll Without Typing Amen 🙏
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Facts Check Analysis: The man in the picture is not paralyzed but this is a tradition being followed.
The picture is viral since 2016 and has been constantly shared over the years, after it was posted on Reddit in an r/pics thread titled “Groomsman hold up paralyzed groom for his wedding.
The Reddit post also has a reply “This is false af. They aren't holding him up. The groomsmen are his fraternity brothers and are simply "locking up" for good photo.”
It is a beautiful wedding photo of Rita and Jared Shaw. All it took was a misinformed reddit post to cause this couple's special photo to go viral, but not for a reason they would have ever expected.
Images obtained from the bride’s account by Diply, before it was set to private, show the groom standing without the support of his friends -- rather than being unable to do so as the claim would suggest.