High schoolers normally suck, but this story is arguably the most heartwarming thing to happen on the Internetthis week.
Ben Davis, 16, assumed he would attend a normal pep rally at Everett High School on Friday when he got the surprise of a lifetime: an epic “promposal” from fellow student Vee Nguyen.
In a now-viral Facebook post, Nguyen wrote she met David, who suffers from pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN), two years ago.
Nguyen told the Detroit Free Press the two became friends while she was working with a school program for students with special needs.
She also told reporters she asked Ben to prom at a pep rally because she wanted it to be a public statement and hopes her promposal serves as inspiration to fellow classmates. She said,
Appearance will eventually get old, but personality is what make a person beautiful. And if everyone could look past the physical appearance every time they meet someone, this world would be a better place.
Way to not be a typical high school teen, Vee!
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