Allow Patton Oswalt to provide you with a much-needed break from the onslaught of sexual misconduct accusations, political bickering and out-of-control wildfires that we’ve all been struggling to process lately.
On Friday, actor and comedian Oswalt blessed social media with a little ray of light in the form of a video clip from his wedding to actress Meredith Salenger.
Oswalt captioned the video, which also features Oswalt’s daughter holding hands with the newly hitched couple, with the message, “This year started out grim but what a great twist near the end.”
For once, the funnyman wasn’t kidding.
Oswalt’s life was struck by tragedy in April 2016, when his first wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly at age age 46.
In February of this year, Oswalt told the Associated Press that McNamara died of a combination of prescription medications and a heart condition that had not been diagnosed.
According to Oswalt, McNamara suffered from a condition that caused blockages in her arteries, a condition that he and McNamara didn’t know of.
McNamara had taken Aderall, Xanax and fentanyl, which combined with the blockages caused her death.
Salenger and Oswalt announced their engagement in July. According to People, the couple wed in November.
This year started out grim but what a great twist near the end. pic.twitter.com/n9hXQe74op
– Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 15, 2017