My junior prom date was nice and all, but to be honest, my grandpa probably wouldve been a WAY better date.
If only I had the same foresight that Connor Campbell,a junior at Pinewood Prep in Summerville, SC, had.
Instead of asking some teenage girl who he would end up unfollowingon Facebook in two orthree years, Campbell decided to take his 93-year-old grandma Jane Keane to prom.
And before you go thinking Campbellto ask his grandma because he got rejected by his peers, let me STOP YOU RIGHT THERE.
Asking his grandma wasnt some last ditch Plan B. No, Connor had been planning on it for a while. His mom, Jaqueline Campbell, told ABC:
Connor had asked her last year to go with him this year. He promised her a year ago. He said, April 2017 Ill take you. For the whole year he kept saying it.
For the big day, Keane went with a pale pink gown, but shedidnt pull the trigger before she got the final OK from her date:
Ive always shopped at Drapers and Damons and so I had a catalog and I flipped and I saw this pale pink long dress with a light jacket, and I thought I looked good in pink.
I was a blonde in my day and I always wore soft colors. I said to Jackie, I think this will be great but tell Connor to look at it. And he screamed, Tell her to get it.
She got the gown and Connor, being the great date he is, got pale pink accents on his suit to match his hot date. She recalled to ABC,He had a pink tie and vest with his tuxedo. Hes such a handsome boy.
Keaneeven managed to drag wallflower, Connor, onto the dance floor. She said:
It was wonderful. It was really great. He had told all his friends. Every boy and girl. It was about 100 children at that dance and it was so lovely and they all came up and shook my hand and then I got Connor to dance with me. Hes not a dancer, but I am.
Before you get your hopes up for round two next year, Keane warns us that probably wont happen. She laughed to ABC,I wont go next year. I want him to find a girlfriend.
Ugh, if only I was single and, like, eight years younger.