The 18-year-old Kaylee Suders and 19-year-old Carter Brown were high school sweethearts. They dreamed about their future together, wedding, kids, spending the rest of their lives in each other’s arms. Their most immediate plan was to go to prom together and have a fun night dancing.
But none of those plans came to fruition. Sadly, Carter died in a car crash just one month before the prom.
His father decided to do the sweetest thing for his late son’s girlfriend. He took her to her high school prom so that she wouldn't miss out on the event.
Carter Brown was supposed to put on a suit and do silly poses in photos with his beautiful date for senior prom. But his father took his place, shortly after the teen passed away.
Robert Brown knew his son would have wanted his girlfriend of more than a year to attend the prom, so Robert decided to fulfill his wish.
Carter was driving home from the university to surprise Suders when his car crossed into the opposite lane and was struck head-on. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
My son was a sweet, caring kid, and Kaylee is very sweet, too, and she is a part of our family. When the passing topic of prom came up, I kept thinking my son would want her to go. That prompted me to get the ball rolling.
Kaylee didn’t think for long and said ‘yes’. The pair celebrated the special occasion by having dinner at the same place where Carter and Kaylee had their first date.
The whole experience shows that, despite the tragic event, Suders is still the part of the Browns family.