Prom is a rite of passage for teenagers. As high school ends, graduating seniors bid farewell to their childhood friends and enter adulthood. While this night is memorable for teens, it is also very important for parents. After years of watching their children grow, moms and dads watch teary-eyed as their kids enjoy one of the most important nights of their lives.
Keeping this in mind, one teenage girl in Wisconsin wanted to do something special for her father on her prom night. Now her story has touched the hearts of countless people on social media.
Like most teenage girls, Kenzie Memering of Trenton High School had been looking forward to her prom for a long time. When it came time for Kenzie to pick the most important part of her prom ensemble, her dress, Kenzie knew that she wanted to do something special for her father, Chuck.
Chuck and his family had experienced a great tragedy several years ago when his sister died at age 19. Having never met her aunt, Kenzie wanted to honor her by wearing her aunt’s own prom gown from so many years ago.
Kenzie approached her grandmother with the plan, intent on keeping it a secret from her father. Together, Kenzie and her grandmother updated her aunt’s prom dress, putting new touches on it that modernized it while still honoring her aunt’s memory.
When the big night came, Kenzie’s mom recorded her father’s reaction to the dress.
Stepping onto the family’s porch, Chuck immediately remarks how beautiful Kenzie looks in her dress. A big smile on her face, Kenzie asks, “Does this look familiar?” As Chuck looks closer, he becomes speechless, touched that his now grown little girl had remembered his long-lost sister on her big night.
After Kenzie tells him how she tried to keep everything a secret for months, Kenzie and Chuck embrace before she heads off to the prom.
The video of the dress reveal has so far been watched 6.58 million times on Twitter and has garnered over half a million likes. Many of those who have commented on the video say that it is a beautiful moment between a father and his daughter, with many praising Kenzie for being so thoughtful.