Teen Loses Everything In House Fire. But On Prom Night, Police Show Up In Dozens To Support Her

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

A Brooklyn, New York home was destroyed in a fire. The family became displaced, and that would mean Whitney Moore, the family’s teenage daughter, would not be able to go to prom.

At least that’s what Whitney thought. Whitney has been involved in a police youth mentorship program for years. She even won the station’s essay contest and was deputy commander of the precinct for a day.

“When her mentor in the NYPD asked her how she was getting to prom, [we] learned she may not have a means to get there,” Detective Izora Neal said. “She lost everything in a fire two weeks ago.”

The NYPD stepped up to support Whitney in a big way making sure she would be able to attend. She personally escorted in the NYPD chief’s SUV.

The SUV was then escorted by two police cars with flashing lights and sirens blaring. They even made sure her family and friends were there to see her big arrival.

It was a grand entrance for the the NYPD-loving teen who was having a rough time.

“Welcome to prom Whitney,” the NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North wrote on Facebook. “Hope you have a great night!”

“Tonight was simply amazing,” Whitney said.

Please SHARE this stunning arrival with your family and friends on Facebook!

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