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Teen brings his great-grandmother to prom

Teen Takes His Great-Grandmother To Her First Prom

An Ohio teen used his prom as an opportunity to make one of his great-grandmother's dreams come true.


89-year-old Dolores Dennison never got to go to her prom because she didn't have enough money, so her 19-year-old great grandson, Austin, asked her to be his date to his senior prom. Grandma DD was a bit resistant at first, but Austin told her there was no other girl he'd rather take to his senior prom.

Austin told Fox News, "I respect my elders greatly. They have a great influence on my life. To be able to sit down and talk to them and learn from them and their experiences is a great thing."

The night started with Austin serenading her with the Goo Goo Doll's "Iris," then they went to have dinner at her favorite restaurant, Bob Evans. After that, it was off to the prom. Making the night even sweeter, Dolores danced with her great-grandson to Frank Sinatra's 1941 hit "Dolores," a song her late husband used to sing to her.

After the event Dolores said her date was a perfect gentleman, and everything one would expect of a young man.

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blackjkdealer May 03 2014 at 10:15 AM

What a great kid

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nbibba May 03 2014 at 9:10 AM

Incredible to see that there are still some young men out there not involved in drugs, guns, misdeeds, etc. What an inspiration he is for all those young men troubled about who they are. Respect, respect that's the name of the game.

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aspman07 nbibba May 03 2014 at 9:33 AM

I like how you snuck guns into your list of bad things, anything to get that ole agenda out there.

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Jo Ellen May 03 2014 at 9:09 AM

What a truely sweet wonderful gift this young man gave his grandmother. Cudos Austin.

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luckymrdave May 03 2014 at 9:04 AM

Austin you restore my faith in young people! Great memory you just recorded.

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ginnyhuseby May 03 2014 at 9:02 AM

What a wonderful young man, probably the most awsome thing anyone has ever done, made me cry. Way to go Austin, may God bless you richly.

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mamaspecial2 May 03 2014 at 8:56 AM

this is so sweet may he have many good things to come

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sachfoxo May 03 2014 at 8:54 AM

Austin you could not have done anything more Awesome . Great Young man !( Missed a word )

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josyll2 May 03 2014 at 8:54 AM

How sweet , how wonderful. Just goes to show there are good kids around these times.

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Jaykna131 May 03 2014 at 8:54 AM

You know there are people, then there are other people, but this boy is an absolute angel. I am sure God will reward him richly. What a wonderful mature, and lovely boy this is. I am sending a big hug to this man.

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sachfoxo May 03 2014 at 8:52 AM

Austin you could not have something more Awesome . Great Young man !

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