Tuesday, March 31, 2015

High school student takes great-grandmother to prom

It doesn’t get much more heartwarming than this.

When high school senior Austin Dennison, 19, found out his great-grandmother Delores never went to her own high school prom, he invited her to his.

“I asked her if she would be my prom date,” he told Fox News. “How cool would it be to take my grandmother to prom?”

Delores, 89, said she was surprised and touched by the invitation.

“He was so sweet and adamant about it,” she said. “I asked him, ‘But are you sure that you wouldn’t like to take one of the young ladies who could get out there and do everything with you?’ He said no. ‘I want you.’”

Watch an extended cut of their prom night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LducL_e_3c

The pair went dress shopping for the big night, which Delores said was “an adventure.”

“We were looking at the young girls dresses. None of those dresses would be okay for me…They were either too high or too low and I didn’t want any of that.”

Finally, she found a lovely blue dress and a small purse that was “for my necessities—my nitro and my puffer that I use for breathing.”

On prom night, Austin and Delores made an elegant entrance as the crowd cheered, and they danced to the Frank Sinatra song, “How I Love the Kisses of Delores,” which Delores’s late husband used to sing to her years ago.

Austin and his grand-grandmother made it an early night, returning home by 9 p.m.

“He was the perfect gentleman,” Delores said after the dance. “He was everything you would expect of a young man.”

 

Lindsay Lowe
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