Austin Dennison is a handsome 19-year-old senior at Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio. He's an Eagle Scout . . . a volunteer firefighter . . . played football, baseball, and basketball . . . and even played in the school band.

He also just had his senior prom . . . and judging by his prom photo, it looks like he could have taken any date he wanted. But instead of asking some girl from school . . . he decided to take his 89-year-old GREAT-GRANDMOTHER.

Her name is Delores Dennison, and she grew up in West Virginia. She never graduated high school because times were tough . . . so she never went to the prom.

But Austin wanted to help her experience it. He says, quote, "I respect my elders greatly. They have a great influence on my life. To be able to sit down and talk to them and learn from them and their experiences is a great thing."

So he took her to dinner at Bob Evans, and they headed to the prom for photos and dancing. They got a standing ovation, and the DJ even played the FRANK SINATRA song "Dolores" . . . which Delores's husband sang to her when he was alive.

Austin even got her home by 9:00 P.M. . . . which is actually later than Delores usually stays up.

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