While walking into a campaign meeting Saturday afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was surrounded by a group of students dressed up and headed to prom.
The young couples from John Hardin High School gleefully took photos with the presidential candidate and thanked the senator for adding a special touch to their big day.
Sanders said he “poorly” remembered his own prom.
“Bad memories,” he added with a laugh.
That wasn’t the only awkward moment. When the students, mostly juniors and seniors, were asked whether they were fans of the progressive candidate, only a few said they were.
Still, as they left, one girl cheered, “Our prom is the best prom ever.”
Sanders has been campaigning in the Bluegrass state ahead of its primary Tuesday.