Prom can be one of the most stressful times of the year for any high school senior. Finding the perfect outfit, securing the best accessories, and even hiring a stylish limo can take a lot of time and effort. While many students are okay to go alone, others face the nervous task of asking that special someone to be their date. Recently, the story of a teen from Germantown, Maryland and his purrfect prom date has gone viral.
Sam Steingard was eagerly looking forward to his prom but was nervous about attending alone. To ease the tension of finding a date, Sam decided to attend prom with his adorable cat Ruby. Ruby and Sam have been great friends for many years.
Sam and his family found their furry companion behind a Ruby Tuesday about ten years and decided to name her after the restaurant. Sam and Ruby do everything together. For Sam Ruby is the perfect cat.
Amazingly, Ruby would walk to school with Sam each day. When they reached campus, Ruby would head home but would be waiting for Sam when he returned in the afternoon.
Last summer, Sam built Ruby a special cat fort made from a cardboard box and one of his old t-shirts. Ruby loves the fort, sleeping in it despite the family having bought her a very expensive bed.
Last year, when Sam graduated from high school, he decided to have Ruby as his prom date. Sam and his sister Caroline had a lot of fun planning the event with their mom, Joanne. Sam posted pictures of the festivities and of him asking Ruby to the prom as the pretty cat gazes in surprise.
The family also bought Ruby a beautiful red dress and shoes as she and Sam posed as a couple. While Sam did not take Ruby to the dance as he was afraid that all the people and the loud music would upset his little kitty, his prom photos have quickly become an international sensation. A current trend on social media is for people to photoshop Sam and Ruby in interesting situations, turning them into internet celebrities.
What do you think of Sam asking Ruby to be his prom date? Do you have any funny memories of your senior prom? Let us know in the comments and be sure to pass this story along to all cat lovers out there!