File photo: Anita Patterson,

Thanks to an outpouring of dress donations, Alabama classmates will be able to attend their prom Friday night and enjoy a blissful return to normalcy.

The mother of a school administrator asked a principal from elsewhere in the state, if there might be girls willing to donate prom dresses.

An e-mail went out, Tweets and Facebook messages were posted, and more than 1,000 dresses piled in from area teens, shops and even donors in other states.

(READ the full story from Reuters)

This MSNBC video shows the generosity experienced by one Alabama girl when a stranger offered to buy a dress for her prom…

Above file photo by Anita Patterson,

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