Parenthood
Proud 16-year-old mom melts hearts bringing her toddler as her prom date
Melissa Mccabe recently went viral after posting this adorable video of her and her son on her prom day. ❤️
Luis Gaskell
07.27.22

School doesn’t play out the same for everyone. While most of you only have to deal with assignment deadlines and extra credit, some students have tougher battles to fight.

Melissa Mccabe’s high school life changed when she had a baby at the age of 15.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

The teen didn’t tell too many of the details. She went with the “Show, don’t tell” approach on her TikTok.

Have a look through her older videos, and you’ll find slideshows of the day she learned she was pregnant.

Pregnancy in your high school years will change quite a lot. It wasn’t easy for Melissa.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

Besides the anxiety of a child to feed, there was also the unwanted backlash from peers and strangers.

It’s no secret that teen pregnancies carry a lot of stigma.

And I’m sure we all understand why there’s a stigma. Though not every case is the same, and we don’t always know the whole story.

In Melissa’s case, we do know some of the story.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

But it’s best not to go into detail about it, given the details of the events. However, there’s no doubt that such a thing would’ve upended Melissa’s high school life.

Melissa, though, never felt anything but unconditional love for her child.

And one of the biggest moments for any high school student is prom night. Everyone gets nervous when it comes to picking an outfight, preparing a speech, and of course, finding a date.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

Everyone other girl picked their boyfriend to join them on prom night. But Melissa brought her baby boy instead.

After all, a little man is still a man, right?

“Everyone going to prom with their boyfriends whereas I took my biggest blessing.” – Melissa wrote in a floating message

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

Her baby boy, Arthur, was all dressed up. He sported a stylish green suit and tie that fit him just right.

You clean up nice, son!

The TikTok of her and Arthur preparing for prom has over 230,000 likes now.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

It takes a lot of love, dedication, and sheer discipline to keep your grades up and raise a child.

Melissa has shown herself capable of that – something a lot of us might not be able to say ourselves.

Of course, most people didn’t think she could do it.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

But here she is now, despite all the odds.

Melissa completed her GSCEs and managed to be there for Arthur all the time. Not to mention, all while dealing with the horrible mental health that a situation like this would cause her.

After all, the reason we fall is so we can get back up.

It may take a while to regain your footing, but soon you’ll be walking and running again.

TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14
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TikTok screenshot - @melissaabby14

Melissa can now be proud and one day look back on all of this. When Arthur’s older. I’m sure he’ll appreciate the story of how much his mom went through to make sure he’d be okay.

Watch the adorable video below!

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@melissaabby14 #PrimarkSummerUp #PerfectPartner #babyboy #prom2022❤️ ♬ Sophie is more swag than you – Left this acc

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By Luis Gaskell
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Luis Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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