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Teenager takes his great-granny to school dance - because she never had one

“Can’t wait to see my beautiful date in her stunning dress,” the 19-year-old tweeted before the dance.

AUSTIN DENNISON is a 19-year-old high school student in Rockford, Ohio. A couple of months back, his final school prom was coming up.

His 89-year-old great-grandmother Delores Dennison never went to her own school prom, because her family didn’t have enough money.

So, Austin told Fox News:

I asked her if she would be my prom date. How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?

Austin serenading his great-granny before the dance Source: YouTube

Delores was resistant at first.

I asked him, ‘But are you sure that you wouldn’t like to take one of the young ladies who could get out there and do everything with you?’

But Austin said no, he wanted to take her. So she went shopping for a dress.

Austin even bought her a pearl necklace for the big night. And then they headed to the dance.

They made a grand entrance, though Delores had to kick a few balloons out of the way:

Then had their first dance:

Source: austin_dennison

It was an emotional night, as Austin summed up in this tweet:

They danced to the Frank Sinatra song Dolores. “How I love the kisses of Dolores…”

And generally had a ball.

Source: Shane Dennison/YouTube

Dennison’s friends have been paying tribute to him on Twitter.

While Delores simply told Fox News: “It was wonderful… It was quite a night.”

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