Grandpa Takes His Granddaughter To Prom Because She Didn’t Have A Date


Prom night for most high school students is anything but magical – especially if they’re stuck on their own, without anyone to dance with.


One teen in California was lucky enough to have her grandfather back her up and make sure she wasn’t by her lonesome.

Kaylah Bell, 17, definitely had her outfit on point, wearing a beautiful watercolor gown, complete with a shiny pink and purple cape. But it would all be a waste if she’d had to stand by herself in all the photos. In order to help her avoid this, her grandfather, 67-year-old Alvin Hackett, came to her rescue and looked just as handsome himself in a dapper suit to match. 

Kaylah tweeted, “My papa knew I didn’t have a date to my prom so he matched me!!!!!!!!”

Since posting, her tweet has received more than 104,000 likes, as people were evidently moved by Alvin’s gesture. 

One person commented, “This is what they call father love and unending admiration of his little baby… This is something my dad will do too.”

While another posted, “I tell you one day when she has settled down with her husband or not, she will not regret not taking her Dad out. This will always fill her heart with joy when he’s not around. I love my Dad so much I know she will always appreciate this moment so these other dudes don’t matter.”

Yes, these users on social media may have missed the minor detail that Alvin is actually her grandfather, it’s still nice to see the sentiment.  

Kaylah spoke to the Daily Mail and said, “My family is very flashy and the dress just wasn’t flashy enough, so my auntie told me to add the diamond belt and add the cape. My grandpa is a pastor of his own church and people say he is the sharpest pastor in the Antelope Valley. So I’m sure he already had his look in his closet.”

Kaylah then added, “My papa matching was truly a blessing to me, it makes me emotional to think about it because we are super close. I really just felt blessed that I was able to create this memory with him.”



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