Meet the High School Student and her 80-Year Old Prom Date
Joy’s escort for the evening was her 80-year-old grandfather, James Drain; who, himself, never got to attend his prom as a teen. When Webb learned that her “Poppa” had never experienced this common rite of youth, “She said, ‘Hey, will you come to the prom with me and be my beau?’ And I said, ‘I sure will,’” as Drain told Huntsville, Alabama’s WHNT-TV.
Webb cleared the unusual selection of date with her school before asking. “My family is everything to me, and I love him so much, and it’s just like really special to me because I know not many people get to do that. And I know he loves me and I love him, and it’s just really neat and special,” Webb said.
You can watch a local news report about covering all of this in more depth below.