Most students are overjoyed to feel like princes and princesses, if only for a night, and it’s unusual to see children attending prom with their grandmothers.
When we talk about prom, we’re referring to the desire of high school students to spend a night of elegance with their dates and friends, 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 uninterested in prom. He was at a loss as to who he should invite 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 thoughtful proposal to Madeline by creating a placard and affixing it to the 1985 Ford she 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.”
Everyone in the room rejoiced when Dakota and Madeline arrived at the celebration. “When we got out on the floor, everyone went crazy,” Dakota added.
Dakota feels extremely honored to have his grandmother accompany him to the prom. Madeline, on the other hand, saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a prom she had never attended before.
In the video below, Dakota and Madeline turn heads at the prom.