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Kristen Bell (and Her Bump!) Give Dax Shepard’s Ailing Dad The Most Beautiful Gift Of A Lifetime

PUBLISHED ON 03/22/2013

Before we go any further, you might want to grab hold of the tissues. The always adorable mama-to-be Kristen Bell and her leading man, Dax Shepard, have come forward to share one of the most beautiful and touching moments they've had together as parents (and baby's not even born yet!).

Last December, Dax was on a solo trip to visit his dying father in a Detroit hospital. To the shock and surprise of both men, in walked his very, very pregnant partner, Bell. Talking about the occasion on his personal website, Dax said, "At one point, and unbeknownst to both of us, my wife walked into the room. She had flown in from LA without any warning. It was a surprise. It was an amazing, incredible, perfectly timed surprise."

Dax goes on to detail what happened once Kristen entered the room — and I swear, if you weren't already reaching for the tissues, you're going to need them right now. Knowing that Dax's dad might not make it to see their baby-to-be's arrival into the world, Dax said, "She lifted her shirt up and he put his hand on her swollen stomach. He left it there for the better part of an hour. He was smiling from ear to ear, sitting contently, unable to put together a sentence, but still capable of connecting to the new family member we were creating."

There's nothing to be said for this aside how beautiful, breathtaking and unforgettable this moment must have been. I'm sure that Dax, Kristen and baby-to-be all carry it with them, every day and that is truly special.

Dax said about his dad, "He wasn’t going to make it to the birth, but that didn’t get in the way of him meeting the new baby. It was an emotional and triumphant moment. One I will never forget." Trust us — we're never going to forget the sweetness, either.

And to sum up the heartwarming story, Dax paid the ultimate tribute to his bride-to-be (the pair vow not to wed until that same right is awarded to all people). He said, "If I live to be a thousand, I will still be in debt to my wife for giving him that one last thrill." It's totally true — Kristen's act was so selfless, so honest, and 100 percent about family.

So amazing!

Did your baby get to meet his/her grandparents?

PHOTO: Photo Courtesy of DaxTumbler