Skylar Fontaine is eighteen years-old. She lives in New Orleans. Her boyfriend, Gage Moak is a Marine and couldn't take her to the prom because he is away at military training. Instead, she had his baby brother step in to replace him.
While Skylar was initially upset that Gage wouldn’t be around to take her to the dance, she came up with the idea of having his 2-year-old brother Clay posing for photos with her. She thought it would be a sweet gesture since Clay wants to be just like his big brother.
All dressed up in mini Marine Corps dress blues in some of the photos and a tiny tuxedo in the rest, young Clay looks thrilled to be photographed alongside his brother’s girlfriend.
Skylar shared her precious photos online and now they've gone viral. They received over 42,000 retweets and 200,000 likes on Twitter as of Friday morning.
While it’s been hard for Skylar to be separated from her boyfriend of a year, she supports the sacrifice he’s making.
She said she was surprised the photos went viral and said she has gotten a lot of positive responses.
Despite the fun they seem to be having in the pictures, Skyler said she didn’t actually go to the prom with Clay, but a group of friends instead.
Photos: Skylar Fontaine