By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana
When 19-year-old Carter Brown died suddenly in a car crash, his heartbroken father attended prom with his late son’s girlfriend so she wouldn’t have to be alone.
Initially, Kaylee Suders wasn’t planning on attending her Pennsylvania prom until her late boyfriend’s dad, Robert Brown, asked if he could take her.
Before posing for pictures, the pair ate at the same TGI Fridays where Kaylee and her late boyfriend visited on their very first date.
Carter’s mom Kelly said they used the prom as an opportunity to celebrate him, posing for photos together which even included an image of Carter to honor his memory.
Kelly added that even though it was an emotional experience they want Kaylee to know that even though their son is gone, she’ll always be a part of their family.
In a post on Facebook, Kelly shared photos and video from the special day saying, "Add this to the list of reasons why I love my husband... Since Carter couldn’t escort Kaylee to her prom, Robert stepped in. Kaylee, I know Rob wasn’t your first choice for a date, but he will forever be mine."