17-year-old Dylan Huffaker is determined to make the most of the last bit of time he has with his beloved mother, Kerry, who has terminal brain cancer.
So after her latest radiation treatment, Dylan from Idaho was there to meet his mum at the hospital, and with him was a box of doughnuts.
The doughnuts were covered with icing that spelled out something incredibly sweet – ‘Will you go to prom with me?’
Naturally, Kerry was delighted and said yes.
“My reaction was, ‘you don’t want to go to prom with your old, bald mum. You’ll be embarrassed’,” Kerry told ABC News. “And he said, ‘no I won’t. I’ll have the prettiest date there.’”
Oh, our hearts! Dylan got the idea after hearing his mum discuss how she'll never see her boy walk down the aisle.
Kerry said: “A few weeks ago, I asked Dylan, ‘Who is going to dance with you when the mom is supposed to dance with the son at his wedding?”
Kerry was touched by his thoughtfulness and the big night went off without a hitch.
“That was the most beautiful I think I’ve ever seen her,” Dylan said. “I thought about it and I can look back after years and years and remember who I went to prom with. I’ll know it was someone I loved who meant something to me.”
Touchingly, the DJ acknowledged Kerry’s presence and did what he could to make it that bit more special for her.
“He cleared the dance floor and let us dance the first half, just me and my mum,” Dylan said.
“I put her through 17 years of hard times, so it’s worth it to take her to prom. I love that my mum is as caring as she is. No matter what you’re going through, she’s willing to help — no matter what hard times she’s facing.”