A teen shopping for her prom dress and got the surprise of her life in North Carolina recently. You have to see the video …
When Elyse Monroe set out to get a dress for prom, the plus-size high school senior didn’t have a lot of options of dress shops that would have a good selection of dresses that would fit her. So along with her mom, two aunts and her grandmother, she drove six hours to Juicy Body Goddess Boutique in Charlotte, North Carolina.
They went into the dress shop with a budget of $400 and were helped by the store’s owner Summer Lucille, who often streams her consultations on social media. As the shy teen tried on several dresses, the issue of their budget kept coming up, and according to People Lucille would say, “We’ll worry about the price when we get to the register.” While Elyse tried on several dresses, Lucille got a call from a follower watching the consultation offering to chip in $200 and Lucille realized what she needed to do.
Elyse found the perfect dress. And you can see her light up once she put it on! But when they got to the register, the family was shocked to learn the dress costs $700. That’s $300 more than their budget. But what shocked them even more was when Lucille said, “It’s free.”
A video on TikTok of the touching moment has been viewed over 14 million times and many people wanted to know how they could help the next girl get the perfect prom dress. Since then, Lucille has received more than $12-thousand in donations which only confirms for her that what she’s doing is needed.