So when 18-year-old Sam Steingard from Washington, USA, couldn't find a date, he had no option but to take the next best thing - his pet cat.
His sister Caroline, 20, posted a photo of Sam and the cat all dressed up and ready to go to his prom.
In the adorable picture, Sam is beaming from ear to ear and dressed in a dapper suit and bow tie.
Even furry Ruby is wearing a pink, shiny prom dress.
Caroline uploaded the pic to Imgur with the caption: "My brother took our cat to prom. He couldn't find a date."
Naturally, Sam has become famous overnight, with the photo being gaining 147,000 views so far.
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