The Daily Dish

#TBT: Adrienne and Lisa's Awkward Friendship Summit

Is Kristen Doute Launching a Clothing Line?

Whatever Happened to RHONY's Jennifer Gilbert?

See Lauren Manzo's Sweet Engagement Video

Jacqueline Laurita Says Nicholas Is Doing 'So Good'

Andy Dishes on Watching Madonna Videos Drunk

'Girlfriends' Guide' Fans Respond to Controversy

First Look at Lisa Vanderpump's Housewares Line

Gail Simmons: My Tips for Throwing a Perfect Party

Kim Zolciak to NeNe Leakes: I Miss You Girl!

Bevy Smith Weighs In on Kim Kardashian's 'Paper' Cover

What Did Porsha Williams Name Her New Boobs?

'RHONJ' Reunion: The Best Dressed Star Revealed!

Andy on Brandi's Notorious Joanna Krupa Diss

Will 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Return?

Is Kenya Moore Going to Make New Music?

Real Housewives Emojis Have Arrived!

How Mohamed Hadid Is Making Real-Estate History

Victoria Gotti: Teresa Is Still Madly in Love With Joe

Andy Cohen's Wild Night With Gaga and Malala

Vicki Gunvalson Receives the Key to Tupelo

Hear Scheana Marie's New Single

See the Banned 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Ad

What Does Suze Orman Think of Teresa's Legal Woes?

Meet Kim Zolciak's New Puppies!

Fredrik Eklund: I'm Ready to Be a Dad!

Million Dollar Listing's Chad Carroll Is Married

Quiz: Which Real Housewife Are You?

Andy Cohen's New Book: Read the Introduction

How the Housewives Inspired 'The Comeback'

Lisa Rinna: I'm a Dirty Vegan!

Cynthia Bailey: Doing TV Makes 'Marriage Harder'

Yolanda Foster: How I Raised Supermodel Daughters

Andy Cohen Parties With Monica Lewinsky and NeNe

Fashion Queens: the Best (and Worst) Trends Now

Gag Award Poll: Rihanna, Channing or Nicki?

Bethenny's Four Tips for a Perfect Cocktail Party

#TBT: Porsha Stewart to Kenya Moore—Bye Ashy!

Whatever Happened to Jaime Laurita?

Hear James Kennedy's Hot New Record

Caroline Manzo Reveals Her Inspiring Family Hero

Watch her touching story about the one family member she always admires.

Just in time for the holidays, it's time to break out the tissues. Caroline Manzo appeared on an episode of AOL On's My Hero to pay tribute to the one person in her life she looks up to the most: her sister-in-law, Marie.

Caroline tells the story of how while she was pregnant with her third child, Christopher, Marie and her husband Donny, Caroline's brother, finally found out they were pregnant with their first after trying for eight years. Unfortunately, they were told during the pregnancy that the baby would be born with defects. "Donny and Marie decide, 'We're going to have this baby.' Marie gives birth three weeks before me to Elizabeth. And this beautiful little thing has all kinds of issues. And they were so happy and so proud and ready to deal with whatever God gave them," Caroline reveals through tears.

My sister-in-law Marie taught me probably one of the biggest lessons in my life and she deserves to be celebrated.

Caroline Manzo

"Three weeks later I give birth to this magnificent, perfect, beautiful little baby boy, my Christopher. For me, it was a lesson that God blesses you in so many different ways and you have to accept those blessings no matter when they come in your life," she continues. "Marie taught me probably one of the biggest lessons in my life and she deserves to be celebrated."

Caroline then invites both Donny and Marie to her house and surprises Marie with gifts, including a photo album of their biggest family moments. "You may not know this, but 26 years ago you taught me an amazing lesson and one I live over and over every time I see Elizabeth and Christopher together," Caroline tells Marie. "You found out that Elizabeth had these issues. And never for a moment did any of you say, 'Poor me.' Never for a moment did you ever think of her as anything less than a blessing. And that showed me how selfish I was. You taught me what grace is, you taught me what unconditional love is, and you never wavered. And the love and attention that you both give Elizabeth is inspiring."

"I feel overwhelmed with appreciation and joy really mostly to know that you think of me that way," an overcome Marie says in response. "I'm blessed in my heart that I have you for a sister-in-law."

Watch the touching episode below.


Read more about: