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Sweet Service Dogs Help Make Prom Dreams Come True

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We’ve teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

Michigan high school seniors Delaney Johnson and Nick Ackerman went on the coolest double date ever. The teens attended senior prom accompanied by canine “chaperones” Griffin and Troy. Griffin goes everywhere with singer-songwriter Johnson, whose narcolepsy with cataplexy means she must be accompanied at all times. Troy helps Ackerman, born without upper and lower arms, with tasks like carrying his books and zipping his jacket. Troy will attend college with his human in the fall.

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Neither high school student had planned to attend prom, but a chance meeting changed their minds. Ackerman interviewed Johnson for a documentary about service dogs, and small talk revealed that neither had prom plans. One thing led to another, and Ackerman popped the “Promposal” with help from Troy. From primping to photo sessions, sushi dinner to slow-dancing, the teens enjoyed a magical, fun, and totally classic prom night.