Prom season has officially arrived—this time, not largely thwarted by the the pandemic that cancelled the landmark event for millions of disappointed teenagers last year. High schools across the country are hosting proms with festive themes, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and dance-til-ya-drop DJ music.
For many girls, the dress shopping, hair appointments, and post-party planning surrounding all things prom is the highlight of their high school years.
But nothing is more disheartening than being the girl who isn’t asked to prom. Flying solo when your friends all have dates can feel embarrassing and isolating.
Such was the case for 17-year-old Izzy. The teen with special needs had no date to her high school prom, so her mom took to Facebook asking for a favor from a chivalrous young gentleman. And let’s just say this mama found MORE than she was asking for when a kindhearted teen named Carson came knocking at her door.
Carson’s mother, Trina Huff Preece, shared the heartwarming story in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, with over 45,000 shares and 109,000 likes. Read it in full below:
“THIS BOY! A couple weeks ago, I was teary; Carson came in and asked what was wrong.
I read him a Facebook post of a mother of a 17-year-old, special needs girl, looking for a date for her daughter to go to her special needs school prom. He said, ‘Mom, I will do it!’ And so he did!
We went the day before her prom to decorate her room, and let Izzie meet Carson.
Then, he accompanied her to prom, where she was crowned Duchess. Afterwards, he sat in her room for over an hour and watched cartoons with her. SO TENDER, this boy!
Izzie is non-verbal, wheelchair bound, on a feeding tube, and mostly uncommunicative. However, there were a few times when her eyes met Carson’s and she lit up like the 4th of July… and, well, so did he!
Just a warm and fuzzy story about a boy I am blessed to call ‘son.'”
Cheers to this charming, selfless young man who showed this “duchess” the royal treatment she deserves!
Photo Credit: Trina Huff Preece