This Guy Didn’t Have a Prom Date…So He Took His Cat!

Prom is, perhaps, the most important night of a young man’s life. So when 18-year-old Sam Steingard’s High School Prom came and he didn’t have a date – he had the purrfect backup plan…his cat, Ruby.

Sam’s sister Caroline, of Washington D.C., shared his story on Imgur along with a photo of him with his ‘date’, complete with a fancy prom dress:


He couldn’t find a date.

Sam didn’t take Ruby to the actual dance, for fear that she would end up getting hurt or lost, but they did dress her up in a beautiful gown and posed for photos taken by Sam’s father, photographer Bryan Steingard. After posting the photo on Imgur, it quickly spread, having been viewed now almost a million times!



  1. DJ

    May 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I’m sure the cat was thrilled to wear that dress.

  2. Ann Burkes

    May 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    She would have been the most beautiful and sweetest lady at the prom!

  3. BJR

    May 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Fella is an animal lover, has a good heart, a good catch for someone !

    • LL

      May 18, 2016 at 10:25 am

      I think so too. Great guy — cat doesn’t look upset. In fact, she looks quite content and pleased with her owner.

  4. Linda M Schmid

    May 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Poor guy, why couldn’t he find a date??! Cute picture with the cat though, very sweet!

  5. Proffesor X

    May 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    So hes getting pussy tonight?sounds like a routine prom night to me

  6. Kathleen

    May 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    He’s so handsome and his Kitty looks beautiful. Lot of people go to the prom alone. He probably hooked up. Love the Kitty’s dress. Who is she wearing? Ha ha

  7. rita cachia

    May 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    the cat would have been without a doubt the prettiest purrrfect princess,

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