ALBERTVILLE, Ala., April 14 (UPI) -- An Alabama teenager attending her first prom said she chose her 80-year-old grandfather as her date because he never attended a dance of his own.
Joy Webb, a student at Albertville High School, said she wanted to share her first prom experience with James Drain -- or "Poppa," as she knows him.
"My family is everything to me, and I love him so much, and it's just like really special to me because I know not many people get to do that. And I know he loves me and I love him, and it's just really neat and special," Webb told WHNT-TV.
Drain said he was happy to accept the prom-posal.
"She said 'I would love that! You're the one I wanted! Hey, will you come to the prom with me and be my beau?' And I said I sure will!" Drain said.
He said the royal blue tuxedo he donned for Saturday's dance was his first experience in formal wear.
"This is my first appearance in a tuxedo! First tuxedo I've ever had!" Drain said.