There are many moments we may look forward to in our school career and our prom is probably at the top of the list. It’s a night to remember but the weeks leading up to the prom are a different story. After all, there is a lot of pressure when it comes to finding a prom date.
Sam Steingard was feeling the pressure when he couldn’t find a date for the big dance. That is when he decided to go a different direction, and it went totally viral on social media.
He didn’t ask his cousin or sister to be his date, he decided to take his cat.
When you see this couple together, it’s difficult to say if they look beautiful or if they look hilarious. The mother, Joanne, helped to make them look their best by choosing the outfits.
“My brother took our cat to prom… My mom (Joanne) decided to buy our cat a dress and sparkly collar so my brother would have someone to take pictures with,” sister Caroline said.
Sam chose Ruby, his cat as a prom date for more than one reason. It turns out that he wasn’t going to stay at the prom very long so he decided to take a pet rather than take a human.
Ruby has been in the family for more than 10 years and they absolutely love her.
“She loves Sam because he likes to talk to her in a baby voice and he will give her treats once in a while,” Caroline said with a laugh.
Ruby was only a kitten when they found her behind a Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant. That is how she got her name. She is affectionate and loves hanging around people but especially loves the humans in her family. She also tends to say hello to the neighbors.
“When I was younger, she would walk with me to school and then when we arrived she would walk herself home and meet me there after school. She’s a great cat,” Caroline recalls.
Ruby spent that summer with Sam after the graduation. They even built a fortress out of cardboard boxes and Ruby can’t get enough of it.
“Since being home on summer break Sam did build her a little cat fort out of a cardboard box and an old tee shirt. Even though she has a $40 heated cat bed, she prefers the homemade fort.”
Eventually, both Sam and Caroline went to college.
“Both me and my brother miss her so much when we’re away at college!”
They don’t get to see Ruby as often as they would like but they try to catch up when they are home.
This picture was posted on the Internet and it went viral very quickly. A Photoshop battle was not very far behind.
Millions of people have seen the original picture on Imgur and it was posted on multiple websites. They thought it was so funny that they even cut out the picture and used it for a Photoshop battle.
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