Ohio teenager takes great-grandmother to prom

Ohio teenager takes great-grandmother to prom

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Delores Dennison never went to her high school prom. 70 years ago, times were tough, money was tight, and the prom just wasn't a necessity. So her great-grandson stepped up.

19-year-old Austin Dennison showed up with his great-grandmother, 'Granny DD' as he calls her, on his arm at prom at Rockford, Ohio.

He's an Eagle Scout, a star on the school's football, baseball, and basketball teams, plays in the school band, and faithfully attends church. He's the kind of teen who respects his elders and one that many dads hope pick up their daughters for prom.

He wasn't taking any classmates this year though. He told FOX News that after he learned she never went to a school dance, he wanted to make it happen.

“I asked her if she would be my prom date,” Austin told me. “How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?”

She rebuffed his request but eventually caved in. Before the dance, he serenaded Granny DD with a song (yeah, he plays guitar too).

His father chauffeured them to an elegant dinner at the local Bob Evans.

“That’s one of her favorite places,” Austin said.

He ordered the pancakes. She ordered an omelette. “I had to take some of it home,” Delores confessed.

Afterwards, it was off to the high school where Austin and his lovely date were introduced at the promenade.

“We got a standing ovation,” he said. “But we had to cut across the dance floor because she didn’t have enough energy.”

Delores managed to get a few laughs as she hit the balloons with her cane.

“It was wonderful and I just loved all the girls in their fancy gowns and the gentlemen in their tuxedos. It was quite a night,” she said. “Everyone there just could not have been more polite. Everyone got an A+.”
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