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There comes a time in everyone’s life when they meet their one true love, their soulmate, the person that’s going to know and love them for the rest of their life. That moment came for George 25 years ago when he met me. I guess I should introduce myself. To those of you who don’t know me, my name is Anthony. I’m George’s younger brother.
It’s honorable to be asked but George today to be his best man is an honor for me but it’s also very honorable of him because he’s finally admitting to each and every one of you that I truly I’m the best. I would also like to say how beautiful most of you look tonight. I’m glad to see that some of you actually made an effort. But speaking of beautiful, our bride Nicole looks absolutely stunning and it’s so clear to see how George has become enchanted by her. But to be honest, her beauty tonight is making George a little bit more handsome than he actually is.
Sorry, for those of you that don’t know and are amongst who do; Growing up, George and I were polar opposites. He was smart and driven, I was the funny goof ball. He was athletic, I was and still I’m incredibly good-looking.
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It is because of our different but distinct personalities that we did fight a lot. In fact, George is always so much bigger than me that my parents forbid him from hitting me when we’re onto fights. So, I used to take advantage of that and I would torture him all the time, so I apologize for that after all these years. But we did have our good times, playing football on the backyard, playing hockey upfront with Jessie and Jamey or when we would turn the basement, put up little obstacles and play American gladiators with our NERF guns. It’s memories like this with my big brother that I’m never going to forget.
High school is where I first met Nicole. I met her in my freshman year because we were both members of the digital yearbook. And I remember instantly liking her simply for the fact that she did compare me to George like a lot of the upper classmen and even some of teachers had. And beyond that, she was just a good person. I felt like I can actually be myself around her, I didn’t have to impress her and I love you for that. Then after high school I went to college. I remember when I was coming home; my parents and George were in the living room, I go and put my stuff down and then I realized someone else is in the room, it’s Nicole. And it was at this point that I found out the two of them had been dating, and the first of many that I would find her sitting in my favorite couch.
George, still get you back for it. After George and I graduated in college, we got closer. We still fought but we hang out a lot more often as well. If Nicole and George were having low-key night maybe going to movies, going bowling, they’d invite me to tagalong. Neither any one of them ever made me feel that I was a third wheel. I remember one night we went out to dinner and we were driving around afterwards and smiling, having a great time. And at that moment, I knew Nicole was going to be around for a long-haul. She made my brother happy in a way that I hadn’t seen him smile like that in a while.
I can honestly say Nicole that I think you just maybe the reason why George and I are as close as we are now. The last four years our relationship and our brother had got tighter. We do still fight of course but for different reasons. We fight hard because we love harder. A few weeks ago, George and I went to the carwash and we were talking about the wedding. And I didn’t know where you turned to me and you said, “I’m really glad you and I got so close.” And I remember just looking at you thinking I feel this and I said, “Me too.” And then he said something to me then that I know I’m never going to forget.
You said, “I just want to let you know that I’m always on your side. I am now and I will always be your biggest fan.” The truth of the matter is I can say the same for you, in good and bad, you’re my big brother. I’ll always look up to you and I’ve always admired you. And Nicole, I could not be any happier that you’re now part of our family. Seeing you together just looks complete. I wish you nothing but happiness love and success for the rest of your years. Now, if you will join me in raising a glass to toast to happy couple George and Nicole. Love is a force more impressive than any other because it is invisible. It cannot be seen but it can transform you in a moment and offer you more joy than any material possession ever could. Congratulations.