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18-year-old Sam Steingard of Maryland had a hot date for prom: his cat Ruby. Ruby and Steingard go way back, according to BuzzFeed, which makes them typical high school sweethearts.

Selfie with my bff 😻 #Sam #Meow

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When it came time for prom, it only made sense that Steingard take Ruby, especially given that Steingard didn't want to stay too long, and as a cat, Ruby wouldn't technically be allowed into prom. All this meant that Steingard and his date truly only had the chance to show their love during pre-prom and the all important prom photos.