A California teenager was disappointed to find herself without a date for prom. Enter Grandpa who turned her special evening into a fabulous family bonding experience.
Seventeen year-old Kaylah Bell, a student at Lancaster High School, tweeted the story of how her grandfather came through for her–in style. She wrote, “My papa knew I didn’t have a date to my prom so he matched me!”
My papa knew I didn’t have a date to my prom so he matched me !!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/nmYkt8qn4y
— ?Kaylah Milan? (@deary_kay) April 22, 2019
Her tweet included several photos of the dashing couple. Kaylah looked gorgeous in a pink, blue and purple flower-patterned satin gown inspired by Mary, Queen of Scots. Her wrap was a dramatic cape with jeweled brooch closure. Alvin Hackett, aged 64, dazzled in his suit of blue-pinstripe with pink tie and pocket square.
Both of them wore amazing smiles. And the whole internet smiled with them.
Grandpa is fly, I'm sure he looked better than most dudes there?
— dangelo (@dngelo15) April 24, 2019
Other girls shared pics of their matchy-match grandfathers who obviously love them so very much.
Girl same (2012) pic.twitter.com/GEcb1myPpL
— Slim Gem ? (@_Slim__Gem) April 22, 2019
Great fathers and grandfathers are an inspiration to their girls.
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.
— BETATANYU (@vznbrd) April 22, 2019
And, apparently, Kaylah’s grandfather is just a suave dude all the time. He’s a pastor and has a whole wardrobe of Steve Harvey-esque suits. Every Sunday, the whole family goes to church looking fabulous.
@ashleysymonne this is regular for our grandparents huh??? pic.twitter.com/CphZKdN8LY
— ?Kaylah Milan? (@deary_kay) April 23, 2019
Kaylah received many compliments and comments about how crazy it was she didn’t have a prom date. Kaylah, though, is a level-headed young lady and wasn’t too worried about not having a guy. She told Yahoo Lifestyle the boys she was talking to “flaked.”
“It was really hard to find someone to commit to being my prom date.” But she knew all along that her grandfather was ready to step up. “Everybody was in awe,” she said about the moment they arrived at the dance. “People were like, ‘you guys are so cute.'”
In hindsight, she wouldn’t have it any other way. The senior is heading to Azusa Pacific University in the fall.
“It means a great big deal to me because my grandpa can’t stay forever,” Kaylah says. “It’s a happy memory I can always look back on.”