This is what brotherly love looks like — playful teasing on the surface and deep, genuine affection underneath.
On March 29, singer-songwriter Daniel Buccheri of Melbourne, Australia surprised his older brother Adrian with a wonderful best man “speech” at his wedding.
“I didn’t want to write a conventional speech,” Buccheri told The Huffington Post. “I do a lot of writing with my own music, so it only seemed fitting to do what I do best.”
Buccheri wrote personalized lyrics to the tune of well-known songs like Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” Elton John’s “Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” and the Backstreet Boys’ “As Long As You Love Me,” alternating between moments of gentle mockery and heartfelt sincerity.
Daniel and Adrian at the wedding
After making jokes about his brother’s snoring (among other things) in the first half of the performance, Buccheri used the last part of the song to “get a little bit serious.”
“Sometimes I think we don’t express how we really feel about our loved ones, but I really felt like I needed to say those heartfelt things to my brother,” Buccheri told HuffPost.
The lyrics he’s referring to? “I’m so proud of you, and all you’ve done for me. Whether you realize or not, I’ve always looked up to you.”
“There were few words spoken after the speech, as we were all pretty emotional,” Buccheri said. “Just a lot of hugging and crying.”
Watch the video above.
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