Al Horford reveals how Red Sox's David Ortiz saved his wedding day

Weddings can be a stressful time for many people. Just ask Boston Celtics big man Al Horford, who had to figure out on the fly where to find a limousine to pick up his soon-to-be bride in the Dominican Republic on the day of his wedding. Luckily for Horford, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz came to the rescue.

Wanting to pick up his now-wife in style, Horford had difficulty in locating a limo on his wedding day, which happened to be on Christmas Eve, making the whole endeavor fruitless. So Horford decided to call the one man who could make things happen in the Dominican Republic - Ortiz.

From SI's Andrew Sharp:

Ortiz wasn't even on the island at this point, but it didn't matter. He told Horford to send a friend over to Ortiz's house to pick up his Rolls-Royce Phantom. "I'll have it there in 30 minutes," Ortiz said. "I just gotta get it washed."

Horford was amazed. "He didn't even know my guy down there," he laughs. "I sent a friend of mine. And he picks up the Phantom, brings it over to my wife. . . . And you know, that's a very expensive car. But [Ortiz] tells me to keep it until I leave. So we're there for a couple more days, and we have the car the whole time. It's just one of those things, it shows he has a really big heart."

Quite the gesture by Ortiz, who seemingly didn't care that he was invited to Horford's wedding. He simply just wanted to help a fellow countryman out on a special day in his life. However, let's hope that the next time Horford has a big party or event, Ortiz gets an invite. It's the least Horford could do for the man that provided a crucial assist on his wedding day.

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