PHOENIX - A girl in the Valley gets to dress like royalty after a dress shop closed its doors , leaving her with no other options.
Paula Varela, 15, had been planning to have her Quinceanera on Saturday which included a new dress.
When she and her family went to pick up her dress at Thelma's Bridal & Tux near 27th Avenue and McDowell Road, the doors were closed and the store shut down.
Paula had planned to honor her late father with a blue and white dress and crown, symbolizing his love for the Dallas Cowboys.
After the story aired on Friday, ABC15 viewers responded and Paula was able to dress like a princess for her special day.
Lillian Lottie Boutique in Old Town Scottsdale heard the story and worked late into to save the day.
The store donated a beautiful gown, jewelry and accessories worth $2,000.
An ABC15 crew attended Paula's Quinceanera in Phoenix Saturday afternoon.
Paula looked beautiful as she stood in front of friends and family and the dress fit perfectly.
Paula said her father would be very proud of her and was there in spirit.
She is extremely grateful to the community for the love and support.
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