PORT DOVER, Ontario (WHDH) — A high school student with special needs in Canada went to prom with two dates thanks to the power of social media.
Gabby Horner-Sheperd’s mother, Shannon, posted a video to Facebook in hopes of finding someone to take her 21-year-old daughter to prom on June 1.
“Hopefully there will be somebody out there who would be willing to come be a special date for a special girl on her special day,” Shannon Horner-Sheperd said in the video.
The post caught the attention of Brock University student Zack Bowman and local police constable Jeremy Renton, who coaches Gabby Horner-Sheperd’s special needs sledge hockey team.
They reached out to Shannon Horner-Sheperd, who then picked them to each be Gabby Horner-Sheperd’s dates.
Bowman and Renton picked her up for dinner before the trio danced the night away at prom.
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