Michigan Teen Takes His Mom to Prom 24 Years After She Missed Her Own

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerArm yourselves with Kleenex and waterproof mascara because we may have just discovered the sweetest prom story ever. Most teens don't even want their parents to drive them to prom, but 18-year-old Michigan high school senior Danotiss Smith asked his mother Belinda to be his prom date, and hearing about his admirable display of consideration totally made her day (and ours too).

In an interview with ABC news, Belinda described how she reacted to her son's heartfelt request. "I was flattered," she said. "I asked him, 'You don't want to ask someone else? You don't have a special friend, someone cool that you can have fun with?' I'm still elated. I'm just so happy that he wanted to share his day with me."

Ah, let the sobbing commence. But that's not even the most touching part about Danotiss' request. The real tearjerker is Danotiss' reason for asking his mom to prom in the first place. As Belinda explained, she lost her mother to leukemia when she was 11 and moved in with her grandmother, along with her other siblings. In the end, she missed her own high school prom because the family couldn't afford to buy a dress.

But thanks to a son with a super-sized heart, Belinda is finally able to live out a 24-year-old dream.
"I just want her to enjoy it," Danotiss said. "I want her to get that experience and have some fun."

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