Teen Couldn’t Get A Date For The Prom, So He Took His Cat Instead

Prom is a memorable moment for many of us, we usually look forward to it for a lot of our final school year.

What we tend to forget is all the pressure put on us to find a prom date in the weeks leading up to the big day.

Sam Steingard was certainly feeling this pressure but decided to break tradition and go in a different direction, and we love it!


No, he didn’t ask a female relative or go with his friends. Instead, he went with his beloved kitty.


Joanne, Sam’s mother helped the pair choose the best outfits, and we think she did a great job.

Sam’s sister, Caroline said, “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.”


Ruby is the kitty has been with the family for over 10 years, and she gets on very well with Sam.

“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 rescued from behind a Ruby Tuesaday’s restaurant, which is how she got her name.

She loves people, especially her family and is known to say hello to her neighbors too.


“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.

“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 though, both Sam and Caroline grew up and went to college.

“Both me and my brother miss her so much when we’re away at college!”

This picture easily went viral, and as the internet loves to do, it sparked a photoshop battle, this was our favorite!


Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!