A gorgeous teen from Palm Harbor, Florida was excited to get ready for and go to her senior prom. However, her night took an unexpected turn after she put on her prom dress. Police would soon arrive, and she was left crying once they revealed to her why they were there.
Aleena Kondek (Image Source: YouTube)
Just like every other high school girl, Aleena Kondek couldn’t wait for the day she went to prom. Unfortunately, after the death of her father, Police Officer Charlie Kondek, the day has since turned into a painful reminder that her father wouldn’t be there for the special occasion.
Although Aleena knew the day would be difficult, she was still excited to get all dressed up and go to prom. As she went throughout the day of prom getting ready, she never could have expected who would show up to escort her to the event – her father’s co-workers and brothers in blue from Tarpon Springs Police Department.
“It’s our responsibility and our honor to stand in for Charlie,” said Tarpon Springs Police Maj. Jeff Young, according to 7 News. “Charlie would be here, and he’s not able to be here, so we want to be here for Charlie and for Aleena.”
Aleena was absolutely shocked. She had no idea that the men had planned on stepping in for her father on such an important day to her. “They always say, ‘never forgotten,’ and I totally believe that,” she said. “They’re always texting me, ‘How are you doing?’ and they step in with things that my dad did, and they’re amazing. I love each and every one of them.”
Before the prom, the men lined up, shedding tears as they felt honored to lead Charlie’s daughter to the big dance. “[We’re] sad because we have to be here,” Young explained, according to WFXT. “Honored, because we can be here.”
Aleena hugging one of the kind police officer’s (Image Source: YouTube)
Alina pictured with all the officer’s who came to escort her to prom (Image Source: YouTube)
“I know he’s always with me,” Aleena admits. “I just kept smiling throughout the day because I know he’s watching down and I know he’s probably tearing up watching me put makeup on and getting my hair done.” She continued, “They’re my dad’s brothers, and they’ve been stepping in, and they’re amazing.”
Although the teen from River Ridge High School may be missing her father, that void is far less deep than it could have been, thanks to these kind police officers who have helped to fill it with love. We here at Mad World News would like to thank all police officers who go above and beyond – you are appreciated for all that you do.