Warning: This will make you cry.
Of course, it also will make you laugh, and smile, a lot.
Former Michigan basketball player Austin Hatch — a survivor of not one but two deadly plane crashes — got married June 16, to former Michigan volleyball player Abby Cole.
The wedding video recently was posted on YouTube.
The 9-minute video shows highlights from the entire wedding weekend, including interviews with Austin and Abby that are quite emotional — including when Austin puts on his father's watch, and Abby puts on a necklace made from the stone of Austin's mother's wedding ring
Hatch's mother, brother and sister were killed in a plane crash in 2003, and Hatch's father and step-mother were killed in a plane crash in 2011. Hatch survived both, the latter leaving him in a coma for eight weeks — not long after he had committed to playing basketball at Michigan. Hatch's father was the pilot both times.
Michigan coach John Beilein, who attended the wedding, kept his commitment to Hatch, whose arrival in Ann Arbor was pushed back a year as he recovered from his injuries, and who played sparingly his freshman season at Michigan. He then took a medical redshirt, ending his playing career. He remained with the team as a student assistant.
Hatch, 23, was honored on Senior Night in February, graduated in May and this month started a full-time job in franchise development at the Domino’s Pizza corporate office.
Cole, 22, was a two-time All-Big Ten volleyball player at Michigan.