A North Dakota teen told his parents he didn’t really have anyone he wanted to ask to his senior prom, but instead of going alone or with friends or skipping it altogether, he made a unique choice for his date. According to KFYR, Dakota Wollan’s dad made a suggestion that changed the life of one special lady – his great-grandmother, Madeline Miller.
Madeline never got to go to her own prom because she left high school early when her father got sick and she had to help out on their farm. So Dakota decided to bring her to her very first prom, but first he had to ask her. His promposal inspiration came from the 1985 truck his great-grandma passed down to him and he made a sign that read, “Can I take you to prom in this old truck?”
“I was just wondering why he would want a 92-year-old going to prom with him when there are so many young girls in the school,” Madeline recalls. But she agreed to be Dakota’s date to the Watford City High School prom. When they walked into the dance, he says everyone just went wild, adding, “We brought tears to many people’s eyes.” They were the stars of the night and after enjoying the first dance, Dakota took his date home. She had the time of her life and so did her great-grandson.
“If she would have said no, I wouldn’t have gone,” he admits. “So thanks to her I got to make a memory for my last prom and her first prom.”