High School Senior Ask His Mom To Prom
I think this is the best prom story of this year's prom season.
Danotiss Smith, an 18-year-old senior at Waterford Kettering High School in Waterford, MI, asked his mother, Belinda, to his senior prom after learning the sad reason behind why she missed her own prom 24 years ago.
"I wasn’t able to attend," she said to ABC News. "It goes back to when my mother passed in '85 and our whole life basically changed overnight. I remember my sister going to prom and I couldn’t wait to go. I was asked to the prom but we didn’t have the money. I didn’t want my friends to know I didn’t have the funds, so I just acted like I didn't want to go.
"Every day after school leading up to prom I cried," she added. "I just wanted to go so bad. From there, I said 'When I have kids, my kids are going to prom.' I wanted them to have what I didn’t have."
This was really nice for this young man to do this for his mom. When I first saw the story, I was worried about what was going in Michigan.