North Alabama teen takes grandfather to prom

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — Prom is a special right of passage, in which high schoolers get a chance to dress up, and dance the night away. One north Alabama student had a very special date to her prom, a guy who has been there her entire life.

Joy Webb went to her first prom ever and who better for her date than her 80 year old grandfather, “Poppa”.

James “poppa” Drain never went to prom growing up, and Joy wanted to share the experience with her Poppa, a man who brings nothing but happiness to her family.

It was his first tuxedo, their first prom, and a carriage that would make Cinderella jealous.

“My family is everything to me, and I like love him so much, and it’s just like really special to me because I know not many people get to do that,” Webb said. “I know he loves me and I love him, and it’s just really really neat and special.”

Not only did the pair experience prom for the first time, Poppa Drain was able to check another item off his bucket list.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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