Most students are ecstatic to feel like princes and princesses, even if only for a night, and it’s unusual to see children sharing prom night with their grandmothers.
When we talk about prom, we’re referring to high school students’ eagerness to spend a night of elegance with their dates and friends while dancing and having fun before the end of their high school years.
Dakota Wollan of Watford City, North Dakota, stands out from the rest of his classmates because he was not particularly enthusiastic about prom. He had no idea who he should ask to accompany him to the event.
When Dakota told his parents about his dilemma, his dad suggested that he take his great-grandma to the prom.
Dakota’s 92-year-old great-grandma, Madeline Miller, had never been to prom because she only attended high school for one year and a half because her father got sick and she had to help on the farm.
Dakota made a decent proposal to Madeline by making a placard and affixing it to the 1985 Ford Madeline had previously given him.
When the grandma and grandson entered the hall, they immediately captured everyone’s attention. Madeline said, “Walking beside my great-grandson, listening to this music as we walked and people clapping and hollering.”
Dakota and Madeline’s arrival at the celebration was greeted with joy by everyone in the room. “We came out on the floor, and everyone just went crazy,” Dakota added.
For Dakota, he’s extremely honored to have his grandma come with him to the prom. As for Madeline, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her to enjoy a prom she hadn’t had a chance to attend before.
Watch how Dakota and Madeline turned heads at the prom in the video below.