An Alabama teen gives her “Poppa” a special opportunity he never had at her age.
For most high schoolers, prom is all about finding that special someone to choose as your prom date. However, this Alabama teenager chose someone you wouldn’t expect to be her escort to the big event.
According to WHNT-TV, Albertville High School student Joy Webb chose her 80-year-old grandfather, James Drain, as her prom date. She chose to take him because not only had he never attended his prom when he had the chance, but he had never even worn a tuxedo before. After officially asking her “Poppa” as Webb calls him, he accepted, and the two began to plan their big night out.
When asked why she chose her grandfather as her date out of all other possibilities, Webb had a simple response. “My family is everything to me,” Webb told WHNT-TV. “I love him so much, and it’s just like really special to me because I know not many people get to do that.”
On the night of the prom, the two donned their best formal wear, strapped on their corsages and arrived at the prom in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. The night is sure to be one that neither Joy, her grandfather, or the rest of her family will forget any time soon.