First posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:31 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:51 PM EDT
He'd be the ring boy at any other wedding, but earlier this week a nine-year-old South African boy walked down the aisle as the groom when he married a 62-year-old woman for the second time, according to local reports.
Saneie Masilela plans to marry someone his own age one day, but says he loves mother-of-five Helen Shabangu and wanted to go through the ritual to appease his family's ancestors, the U.K. Mirror reports.
A video uploaded to YouTube by U.K.-based Barcroft Media shows the bride and groom sharing a kiss after the ceremony, while Shabangu's 67-year-old husband Alfred looks on.
It was the second wedding for the woman and the schoolboy, this time in her village of Ximhungwe, making official the rite performed last year in his village.
The couple does not live together.
The Mirror quotes Masilela's mother, Patience, as saying: "After the wedding, everything went back to normal -- nothing changed."
Saneie Masilela, a nine-year-old South African boy, walked down the aisle as the groom when he married a 62-year-old woman for the second time. (Screenshot from YouTube)
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