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This High School Student Surprised Her Grandfather on the Way to Prom and I’m Sobbing

This High School Student Surprised Her Grandfather on the Way to Prom and I’m Sobbing

Prom is often a magical night, filled with memorable moments and stunning fashions. And for one Florida student, her preparations for the big dance also included an emotional and touching surprise

Sianni Tirado a senior from Florida didn’t want her grandfather, who was hospitalized at the time, to miss out on sharing in the evening with her. “My grandpa was in the hospital on prom night and was upset he couldn’t see me all dressed up.. so i went to him,” she wrote on Twitter. She told Teen Vogue that she wanted to surprise him, and made the decision to have her boyfriend Darien record her as she made the visit. “I did not tell him that I was coming,” she said. “I actually said I was already late for prom and that I had so many things to do.”

In the clip, Sianni enters the room in a black and purple gown, greeting her grandfather who is seated in bed. He quietly replies with an “oh mama,” before beginning to cry. Of course, she insisted that her grandfather not start crying or she’ll start crying. Despite her request, Sianni can be seen fanning her face of tears, protecting her makeup as she takes in the moment. The two share in a quick hug before the video ends. Sianni shared with Teen Vogue that the moment made a remarkable impact on her, saying: “During the time of his reaction I feel like my heart was pounding out of my chest. Seeing him immediately burst into tears like that really made me feel beautiful and I could feel how much he loves me. Afterwards, I felt nothing but grateful that I made him happy.”

Since posting the video, Sianna and her grandfather have gone viral, and many users on Twitter have been in their feelings over the post. “I’m choked up here! Beautiful inside..He must be so proud,” one user commented. Another follower shared their well wishes for her grandfather, tweeting: “I’m a whole mess now. This was sooo beautiful! I hope your grandpa is better!” One student even felt inspired to share their memory of spending time on prom with her family, tweeting: “Surprised my gram the same way on my senior prom while she was battling cancer for the 3rd time.. She called and asked if I could stop by, I told her I unfortunately couldn’t and not too long later my whole prom limo visited her. One of my very favorite moments.”

The high school senior has been “blown away” by the response on social media and revealed that she only had asked her boyfriend to record so she could have “that memory with me forever.” She’s tried to explain to her grandfather, who has since returned home, what it means to be viral and she’s “pretty sure he got the point.”

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