Teen Takes His Mom To Prom Because She Never Got To Attend Her Own

"She dropped out of high school to focus on giving me her all."

Prom season has begun — and so have the heartwarming stories surrounding them. One story that's caught our attention is about 18-year-old Joe Moreno, a teen from Texas who decided to take his mom to prom. The reason? She never got to go to her own because she left high school to raise him. 

So, when Moreno was in middle school, he promised his mother, Vanessa, he would take her to his prom. 

"My mom had me at 17, so she didn't get to experience prom," the teen told Fox News. "I just really wanted to take her."

At Collegiate High School on Friday, he made good on that promise.


Joe shared photos of himself and his mom all dressed up for the dance on Twitter. "My mom had me at the age of 17 she dropped out of high school to focus on giving me her all," he wrote. "Last night I gave her the prom night she never had."

The tweet has been shared more than 26,000 times and has nearly 165,000 likes.

Vanessa was, of course, emotional when Joe asked her if she'd go with him to the dance. He explained to school administrators why he wanted her to accompany him and they were happy to approve his request.

Joe even helped his mom pick out her dress and bought her a corsage ahead of the event. On the night of, they had fun dancing and taking lots of photos. It'll surely be a night to remember. 

"Sometimes people don't know the sacrifices us mothers make. We just hope that it does get seen, and I am so glad my son did see my sacrifice and wanted to give back," Vanessa told KRIS-TV. "It meant the world to me." 


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