I saw that there was a story going viral about a teen who took his Mom to prom--she had missed out on her own high school prom because she had him at 17.
Then I started looking online and found SEVERAL stories of sons who wanted to give their Moms the special day they had missed, including a story that went viral two years ago.
So the idea isn't exactly new... but it's still a rare enough occurance that it goes viral.
Or maybe it's just us Moms... we can't resist a Cinderella story like that!
There's just something about a grateful child that really resonates with Moms. Seriously, can you imagine your kid saying what Joe in Texas said?? He said taking his Mom to prom was "the least he could do" and he wanted to give her "something that will last in her memory forever".
My mom had me at the age of 17 she dropped out of high school to focus on giving me her all. Last night I gave her the prom night she never had. pic.twitter.com/obsGzYxX8K— Joe Angel⁶𓅓 (@joeamoreno8) April 14, 2018
Same story for Nassir in Pennsylvania, whose mother had him at the age of 18. Love the way the photographer describes the photo shoot!
If there is any one act I can think of at this moment to define "DOPE" it would be the story behind a senior prom send off I shot Friday. • I witnessed a dope son full of pure excitement because he was able to make one his most memorable nights a shared experience with his mother, whom 18 yrs prior did not have an experience like this of her own. • And then there was the dope ass mom, who raised this selfless son and could not stop smiling at young man he had become as he continually made sure she was ok. • Oh yeah, and they killed their outfits 😎 @nas_nbl @msladyfa • Designed by: @officiallydahsar ___________________________ #DOPEson #DOPEmom #DOPE #Prom2018 #PromSeason #Prom #SeniorProm #TheShadeRoom #Blavity #TheBlackManCan #BlackGirlMagic #MelPop #Melanin #Essence #Ebony #DWadeTookThat
Oh, and here's a great story from two years ago... as told by the Mom (who left prom early, to give her son a chance to be a kid... hey, she'd already had her Cinderella moment!)
As promised, here it is!!! My amazing son who I was pregnant with during my own prom time, invited me to be his date as I didn't get to go. I am so grateful for his selflessness! Dreams do come true! I really am at Prom!!!!! (Love you Trey!) Ps. Why I say, "Prrrrom!!" Smh! lol 😩❤️😘🌞☀️👫💃🏽 (SIDE NOTE:: I left about 30 minutes after arriving so that my son could enjoy his night. Additionally, we had no idea any coverage would happen- a teacher tweeted this to the news without us knowing. We have agreed as a unit to not respond to the hateful comments and to preserve this blessed experience. Thank you to the majority that have been kind) #teenmoms #selfless #prom #thankful #melrosvoice #memories #dreamscometrue #saturdaynight #happiestnight @teenmomtalks #asseenincolumbus #inspirationalposts #momhood #collegebound #blackengineer #testimony #hopedealer #vegasvolt #ardell #verawang #promgear #prom2016 #futureleaders #leader #lovemore #prommakeup #ardell #naturalcurls #teenpregnancy #photooftheday #prommom #mothersday @ouidad