Prom is a stressful time of the year for any student. There’s so much anxiety about who you’re going with, what you’re wearing, and what your friends are doing. It’s a wonder that anyone actually enjoys themselves on the day! However, it’s a great chance for students to relax and let a little loose after the school year finishes. But, Sam Steingard had a great idea to avoid going to prom alone.
“My brother took our cat to prom…” explained Sam’s sister Caroline. My mom (Joanne) decided to buy our cat a dress and sparkly collar so my brother would have someone to take pictures with.”
The family cat, Ruby is gazing up longingly at Sam. They make quite the pair. And they’ve grown up together. The family found the cat behind a Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant 10 years ago, and that’s how she got her name. Now, they’re going to prom together. What a beautiful story.
“When I was younger, she would walk with me to school and then when we arrived she would walk herself home and meet me there after school. She’s a great cat,” Caroline said.
“She loves Sam because he likes to talk to her in a baby voice and he will give her treats once in a while. Since being home on summer break Sam did build her a little cat fort out of a cardboard box and an old tee shirt. Even though she has a $40 heated cat bed, she prefers the homemade fort.”
They took the viral photo last year. Since then, both siblings have moved away to further their studies. “Both me and my brother miss her so much when we’re away at college,” said Caroline. Since the image went viral, people on the internet have been having a great time photoshopping Sam and Ruby into more prom situations, as seen above. The original is here:
What do you make of this funny but heartwarming story? Let us know in the comments, and share with your family and friends! You can check out similar stories on Happiest, like this story about a cat and an otter who became best friends.