It’s that time of the year where prom proposals either fail miserably or become the story you will one day tell your children. One high school junior made sure to give a fellow student the proposal of a lifetime!
Anthony Martinez is a gay high school student who loves to plans dances, but hadn’t been asked to his prom this year. The Desert Oasis High School student really, really wanted a guy to ask him to the big dance in Las Vegas. Anthony took to Twitter to express his desires, and that’s when his best friend Jacob Lescenski took action.
Gay Teen Asked To Prom By Straight Male Best Friend
It all started when Jacob couldn’t find a date for prom right around the same time his gay best friend was eagerly seeking a date as well. So, Jacob went above and beyond for his friendship and decided he’d ask his best friend to go with him.
After seeing Martinez’s wishful social media posts about not having a date for prom, Jacob he came up with an insanely adorable yet clever rhyme for a proposal. He enlisted friends into holding a giant red poster and surprised Anthony with the words: “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8”.
Clearly, he “hella” made Anthony’s entire year!
— AnthonyseXC (@anthonyseXC) April 21, 2015
Anthony also wrote a sweet message on his Tumblr about the proposal.
“Guess who got asked to prom! BY A STRAIGHT GUY. He’s my best friend, and a real man given the fact he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream of always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life. Thank you Jacob can’t wait for May 2nd!”
Jacob Went With His Heart
Jacob admitted that he was a bit worried about what others were going to think but decided to go forward anyway. “If it made Anthony happy, and fulfilled his dream of going to prom with a guy, and had a date to prom myself, nothing else mattered,” Jacob told CNN. Good for him, that’s so amazing!
Because of his amazing actions, his story has gone viral and has truly inspired others! Kudos to you Jacob, you’ve really made a great impact!
HollywoodLifers — do you think Jacob is hands down the best friend ever? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Brittany King