It was the teen's last prom and the 92-year-old's first one ever.
92-year-old Madeline Miller had the best time of her life earlier this year when her great-grandson took her to his senior prom. What would've been a lonely event for Dakota Wollan—who told his parents he didn't know who to take to prom this year—turned out to be a memorable evening for him and his great-grandmom when the teen's father suggested he take Miller to the event.
Before popping the question to Miller, Wollan checked with his principal and was granted permission to bring the senior. And when it came time to ask the nonagenarian if she wanted to go to prom with him, Wollan knew exactly how he would do it. He had an old truck that she'd given him and the teen wanted to incorporate it into his promposal. He told KFYR TV, "It's a 1985 ford she handed down to me and I got it running again. So, I took that truck and made a sign." The sign read, "Can I take you to prom in this old truck?" Wollan admitted that he was quite nervous about the promposal.
ADORABLE! It was Madeline Miller's first prom. Her date: her great grandson, Dakota Wollan! ♥ https://t.co/bpRQYwVEj1— WBRC FOX6 News (@WBRCnews) April 2, 2022
"Madeline saw the sign and she laughed and said, 'that's great!'" Briana, Dakota's cousin, told The Epoch Times. Wollan then asked the big question to his great-grandmother: "Will you go to prom with me for my last prom and your first?" Miller immediately agreed. The teen revealed that he would've skipped prom this year if she hadn't accepted his promposal. "If she would have said no, I wouldn't have gone, so thanks to her I got to make a memory for my last prom and her first prom," said Wollan.
Miller said she did wonder why he was asking a 92-year-old to prom when "there are so many young girls in the school." However, she admitted she ended up having a great time at the prom. "Walking beside my great-grandson, listening to this music as we walked and people clapping and hollering," Miller said, were her favorite memories from the event.
"I couldn't believe I was out there," says Madeline Miller. It was her first prom, and her date was her great-grandson, Dakota Wollan. https://t.co/iP1AczC8hJ— WGXA (@WGXAnews) April 2, 2022
Meanwhile, Wollan recalled how "everyone just went wild" when they walked onto the floor. Wollan and Miller danced the first dance and then he took his great-grandmom home. "We brought tears to many people's eyes," he said. Seeing Wollan take his great-grandma to the prom also inspired his younger brother to do the same for his prom, which is four years later. Upon hearing the youngster's plans, Miller shared that she'd wear the same dress when that happens.
"I couldn't believe I was out there," said Miller, who doesn't remember if her school even had proms. She only attended a year and a half of high school as she had to drop out of school to help out on the farm when her father became sick. However, now she will have these moments from prom to cherish for a long time.
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