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High Schooler Gives Mom The Prom Experience She Never Had

On the night of Shontelle Howard-Moss' prom, she was pregnant with her son.

High school student Rayquan Howard made quite a grand gesture on his prom night, but not to one of his peers.

On Saturday, the high schooler from Charlotte, North Carolina, escorted his mom, Shontelle Howard-Moss, to prom ― an experience she missed out on in high school while pregnant with her son. 

“It’s always been on my heart,” Rayquan told WSOC Charlotte. “I wanted to make it special. She didn’t get to go to her prom, so I made it a priority to take her to my prom.”

Rayquan told the outlet that his mother urged him to take a date closer in age, but the teen didn’t budge. 

“Words cannot even explain this moment,” Howard-Moss said. “It’s been 18 to 20 years and I never thought I’d get this moment but he wanted me to have a high school prom.”

While other unique promposal stories have been circulating the web, with Mother’s Day quickly approaching, this one couldn’t be any more heartwarming. 

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