JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It only took a few seconds for everyone in the room to realize there was something special happening.
Happy couples, relatives, and friends cleared the way as a man, unfamiliar to some, was leading the bride on the dance floor and she was enjoying every moment as she laughed uncontrollably.
It was clear, bride Kalee James, now the new Mrs. Reagan Martin, knew him as she allowed herself to be twirled around the room.
But it wasn't her dad or another relative. On this particular day, even the groom was upstaged, for just a little while, by this man who led the bride with an outstretched arm and quick step.
His determination to enjoy the moment was evident and the bride's laughter signaled that the antics were working. So who might this stranger be?
Well, without him, the wedding day might never have happened.
"When he came through the receiving line, we all embraced and cried," Kimberly James, mother of the bride, said regarding Dr. Scott Howard, a former pediatric hematology and oncology physician with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
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