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A New York father, who is applauded for stepping up and taking his daughter, who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and her senior prom.

Thomas Perl wanted his daughter Tori, 17, to experience her high school prom, a milestone for Thomas is not.

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“I wanted to be Tori, because I want them to have memories of it, because I have not been to the mine,” said he, in a simple Lifestyle.

Thomas Perl wanted his daughter Tori, 17, to experience her high school prom, a milestone for Thomas is not.
(Brian Quinn, The Batavia Daily News)

Tori’s mom, Anna, is said to have asked three different guys to take her daughter to the prom, two said no, and one does not have to answer, before Thomas decided that he was the best person to escort Tori to the dance.

Tori, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the seventh grade, but not for a large group of friends, Thomas told Yahoo Lifestyle.

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“They prefer to play video games, play with dolls than boys, but I am totally okay with it,” the 50-year-old’s father said, noting she’s like a “13-year-old living in a 17-year-old girl’s body.”

On the day of the prom, Thomas, took Tori to get her hair done, and getting a corsage for the couple flew out to the dance with him, but his 10-year-old tuxedo, and her in a dress made by a friend of the family.
(Brian Quinn, The Batavia Daily News)

Before the dance, Tori, had to get permission from the school’s administration, since the data is more than 20-year-old are usually not permitted. However, the assistant principal made an exception for Thomas, msn, Yahoo Lifestyle reported.

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On the day of the prom, Thomas, took Tori to get her hair done, and getting a corsage for the couple flew out to be with her.

“We have had a couple of looks when we walked in. Everyone was like ” Who is that old man walking with Tori?'” Thomas, he said. “The children walked over to Tori and said I was beautiful.”

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People are on Twitter and have been impressed by his father’s move.

The father-daughter duo loved to dance and take pictures at the photo booth before the end of the special day for Denny’s.

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