After their parents had gotten divorced.

School Dance
A school dance.
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When their parents split up and they lost touch with their father, Mohammad Hasher could tell his 6-year-old sister Noor was having a hard time. Though their family had recently moved from Louisiana to Michigan, the 17-year-old is still every bit a southern gentleman. And when his little sister needed him recently, he was proud to step up.

One day he woke up and found his sister sitting on the couch all dressed up at 10 a.m. "I actually went downstairs and saw Noor sitting in a dress on the couch with a big frown on her face," he told Buzzfeed. So he asked her what was going on.

Noor told him that there was a father-daughter dance later that day, and even though she couldn't go, she still wanted to dress up.

"I told her I'd take her," he told The Huffington Post. "And her face lit up! It was so cute."

"I wasn't going to let my little sister be the one out of all her friends to not be at the dance," he said. And that's not all. He even took her to buy a new dress and made her an appointment at a hair salon.

The siblings went to the dance that night and had a great time. Mohammad even won the award for "best dad."

"The night was awesome," he told The Huffington Post. "It filled my heart with happiness seeing her dance with so much joy and have fun with all of her friends."

Later, Mohammad posted about the dance on Twitter, along with some adorable photos of them from the event. "Got to take my baby sister to her first daddy daughter dance the other night," he wrote. "Sorry you don't have a dad but I'll always be there for you."

People were struck by the teen's post, and it has already received more than 26,000 retweets and almost 110,000 likes.

Mohammad told Buzzfeed he's touched by the response he's been getting. "It's nice to spread some positivity in such times of negativity," he said. "Shout-out to everyone who's showing so much love and support!"