May 23, 2015 10:17 AM EDT

An Ohio dad added a twist to the traditional “father-daughter” dance at his daughter’s wedding when he surprised her with a baseball and baseball gloves and started a game of catch on the dance floor.

As Jim Mikunas described the rationale behind this special moment with his daughter Kandice on YouTube:

“My daughter has always found her own path. She played flag football at 6. She hated wearing dresses. She wore a tuxedo to her first communion. She lettered in soccer and track. She then became an engineer for the largest automaker in the world when she was 22. I could not imagine having a traditional father daughter dance with her. That is not what we were or are…So I came up with this. She had no idea!”



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