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Get ready for your mid-Friday cry. A teenaged girl from Tennessee was too distraught to go prom dress shopping this year after her mom recently passed away. So she decided to wear the same dress her mom wore to prom nearly two decades ago.

17-year-old Taylor Branum lost her mom in a tragic car accident back in March that also injured her 10-year-old brother, InsideEdition.com reports. So prom dress shopping, which she had planned to do with her mom, was the last thing on her mind.

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Then she realized the long, black gown her mom wore to prom with her dad in 1998 was still sitting in her mom's closet. "I pulled it out and I tried it on," she told InsideEdition. "I cried a bit. I know it sounds crazy, but I could feel her with me."

She had the dress altered to fit her shorter frame, and wore it to her prom at David Crockett High School earlier this month. The dress moved her dad to tears, she said: "He cried and said I was gorgeous."

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You can watch the sweet and heartbreaking video here:

Here's Taylor wearing the dress in 2017, compared to her mom wearing the dress in 1998:

Taylor and her date, 2017 vs. Taylor's mom and dad, 1998.
Taylor and her date, 2017 vs. Taylor's mom and dad, 1998.

They both look amazing—so amazing that we'll forgive Taylor's dad for his haircut (it was technically still the '90s).

Even better, Taylor said wearing the dress helped her feel like her mom was there with her:

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It just meant so much more to me you know, just having that piece of her. It made my prom night even better — I swear it did — because you know prom night’s a big night, you want your mom there and I felt like she was there. It helped a lot, dealing with that, coping with it.

There is no shame in crying at your desk at work, okay people? NO SHAME.

Sources: InsideEdition