The father of a teenage boy who died in a heartbreaking car crash in Canada has taken his son's girlfriend to the prom in his absence.
Marshall Curtis, 18, had plans on sharing his life with his girlfriend of several years, Mackenzie Stewart - including taking her to prom.
But their dreams were shattered after Marshall died in a car accident just a month before the dance.
Ms Stewart was devastated and refused to go without him. So instead, Marshall's father, Carson Curtis, stepped up and decided to accompany Ms Stewart to the prom.
"We were heartbroken for her that Marshall couldn't take her," Marshall's mother told Yahoo 7.
"She insisted she didn't want to go without him. We were also wondering who could fill his shoes. That's when Carson decided to ask her if he could take her."
Ms Stewart changed her mind after hearing the request, leading to a beautiful night.
"She thought it was great. We didn't want her to miss out on her prom," Marshall's mum said.
At the prom, Ms Stewart was crowned prom queen, and displayed a tattoo of her departed boyfriend on her forearm.
Heartbreaking photos from the event have gone viral, showing Mr Curtis struggling with his emotions as he escorted his son's partner.