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That Time The Father-Of-The-Bride Was Struck By Lightning While Giving A Toast

There are worse things than rain on your wedding day. For example, watching your dad get struck by lightning while he gives a speech.

The odds of being struck by lightning are one in 280,000 in the U.S. The chance of it happening just as you’re about to express your love and pride on your daughter’s wedding day? It’s safe to assume those odds are a lot higher.

Just as JD Nedeu stepped up to the microphone to give a toast, clouds started gathering behind him. Soon, everyone was in for a jolt.

He told Weather.com:

“I went up and grabbed the microphone and just had time to say a couple of things, you know, and BOOM, lightning struck really hard. The current went went through the wire of the microphone I was holding, and then it was like I was holding lightning in my hand.

“I felt quite solid after all that. I think that the microphone wire was able to ground everything. It spared me, I think, from having to take the whole jolt for myself. It’s pretty funny,” he said. “It’s funny now because I didn’t drop dead.”

Amazingly, even says that he might feel better than before the bolt, with his knee problems improving post-shock.

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