Brooklyn teen, Whitney Moore, couldn’t wait to go to her senior prom. She had been dreaming about the moment for years and it was finally here. However, when tragedy struck, Whitney feared that her dreams of attending the prom wouldn’t come to fruition.
The sky was all black and that’s when I was like, ‘Why is the sky black? Moore said.
Those were the thoughts that filled Whitney Moore’s mind as she walked home from school. She noticed that the sky was black as smoke began to fill the air. Sadly, as Moore rushed home she discovered that her home was on fire. Everything inside her home was completely destroyed, including her prom dress. Not only did the fire destroy everything in Moore’s home but it destroyed her chances of attending the once in a lifetime dance.
I wasn’t going to pressure it, she said to NBC New York
After discovering that all of Moore’s Earthly belongings were destroyed, NYPD stepped in and saved the day.
The NYPD’s Brooklyn North precinct got word of what happened and they wanted to help. This wasn’t the first time that the police officers met Moore. Officers at the precinct knew Moore from an essay contest she won that made her the NYPD borough commander for a day. Knowing what this day meant to Whitney, the men and women of the NYPD wanted to help.
The wheels started spinning, eyes started opening, NYPD Dt. Izora Neal said. It’s like, ‘I think we can do this.
Neal asked Moore how she was getting to prom and she said she wasn’t sure, “because my family experienced a fire,” Neal said. To ensure that Moore would make it to the prom, police officers came together to make sure that she would arrive in style. Amazingly, to help Moore’s dream come true, officers arranged an NYPD escort to get Whitney to the prom and back safely. Like fairy god-mothers, officers made sure Whitney had her horse and carriage.
We need to invest in our children,” NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said to NBC New York. They’re our precious resource, our most precious resource. Moore may really be the commander down here sooner or later.”
Maddrey gave his personal SUV to make sure she made it to the prom.
I was so shocked, Moore said. It was unbelievable to know I have a ride to go to prom.
While we’re not sure who provided Moore with her dress, she looked beautiful with a blue and gold afro-centric themed gown along with her long flowing locs. To top it off, Moore was crowned prom queen.