WARNING: The following photo gallery will make you cry.
It's all but guaranteed.
But we still think it's worth your time to read about a five-year girl named Sophia Chiappalone.
She hails from Connecticut and she was born with a serious heart defect.
Prior to going in for her fourth surgery, Sophia told her parents that she wanted to marry her best friend, a four-year old named Hunter.
With the assistance of photographer Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, Sophia's parents turned this dream into an amazing reality.
Scroll down for all the details, and grab a box of tissues as you do:
This is Sophia
She has tragically been in and out of the hospital for most of her young life.
Such a Sad Story
Sophia was born with a genetic heart defect and not expected to live past the age of two.
Sophia is Due to Undergo a Fourth Surgery on Her Heart
First, however, she asked for something special: Could she marry her best friend, Hunter?
Too Precious for Words
"That’s all she wanted in the world, was to marry the love of her life," Sophia's mom, Kristy, told a local NBC affiliate.
The Perfect Bride
"She was born with half of a heart — the whole right side of her heart was missing," added Kristy to NBC upon sharing these photos and this story.
Enter Marisa Balletti-Lavoie
The photographer was only too happy to help with this special project. (And you can follow her on Facebook at Sassy Mouth Photo