A grandmother got a very special surprise at her granddaughter’s graduation — something she never could have expected. The California teen, Cassie, revealed that she wore the same dress to graduation that her grandmother had worn to the prom when she was a teenager. When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother, Dottie, had given her the dress to play “dress up.” Cassie kept the dress over the years for a special occasion.
The big reveal was captured on video by Cassie’s aunt, who noted in the YouTube description: “Our niece was given this dress when she was a little girl for ‘dress up’ but they decided to keep it nice in the closet.
She decided to wear it for her high school graduation night. It was her grandma Dottie’s prom dress from 57 years earlier and Grandma had no idea that she still had it, and was going to wear it for grad night. Needless to say there were lots of tears from everyone!”
Her aunt also told AOL News: “When it came time for graduation, Cassie decided she already had her dress picked out and we were told about it, but it was kept a secret from Grandma Dottie. While visiting for the graduation ceremony, Dottie kept asking to see her dress and she was told it wasn’t at the house but at one of Cassie’s friends houses.”
Dottie was overcome with emotion, putting her face in her hands and crying happy tears, when Cassie finally revealed the very special dress. Luckily, the garment was the perfect fashion choice that never goes out of style.
Among the many people who weighed in with comments on the YouTube video was one person who remarked: “Even now, her grandmother is still one beautiful lady. I can just imagine how beautiful she must have looked when she wore that dress to her prom. What a truly wonderful and memorable gift to give to her grandmother. Next up, grand-mother’s wedding dress. Bet that’s just as beautiful and timeless as her prom dress.”
Other commenters agreed, with one person writing: “your grandma has great taste. That dress is timeless. Looks beautiful!!” and another commenter noting: “Her grandma had good taste. The dress looked great on her. Very classy looking and elegant. I wish they made dresses like they used to.”
Others remarked how it would be fun to see the grandmother in the dress from when she wore it to prom, with another person commenting: “The granddaughter looks as beautiful as I’m sure the grandmother did when she wore it. What a lovely thing to do. Wish there was a picture of the grandmother wearing the dress.”
One commenter went one step further, writing: “I would liked to have seen Dottie’s prom picture held up next to Cassie’s picture… heck, I would put them in a double frame to keep, but that’s me.”
One commenter simply stated: “Absolutely beautiful, grandma cried and so did I watching this. Very emotional. Our kids and grandkids surprise us in the most unusual ways.”