In what may be the cutest prom-posal video EVER, Baltimore Ravens player Steven Smith Sr., totally melted our hearts as he sweetly asked an autistic teenager to her high school dance. Talk about a dream come true! Watch how it went down here.
Steven Smith Sr., 36, became the most loved football player on the planet when he adorably surprised 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges with an EPIC invitation to her senior prom. Even better, the autistic teenager, who’s a huge fan of the NFL star, had the cutest reaction ever as she excitedly accepted Steve’s offer!
“Hey Aubrey, Steve Smith here. I want to know, would you let me take you to the prom?” the athlete asked Aubrey in his proposal video. The teen, who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, responded with a giant smile and spoke through a computer saying, “Yes, Steve. I want to be your prom date.” Aw!
Aubrey suffers from a rare disorder called Vein of Galen Malformation, according to the Gaston Gazette. Her disorder, which developed in her brain, impairs her ability to speak, which is why she often communicates through an iPad and text messaging. And although Aubrey also struggles with processing audio and speech, she didn’t seem to have any issue understanding Steve’s super sweet message — we can only imagine how excited she was!
— Molly Grantham WBTV (@MollyGrantham) April 11, 2016
The NFL player was contacted by the nonprofit organization Dream On 3 with the idea to ask Aubrey to prom. The charity makes sports dreams come for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities, which was perfect for Aubrey considering she’s been a huge fan of Steve’s ever since he played for the Carolina Panthers. The high school senior even watches his games every season, hosting a Super Bowl party with her family each year.
“I am excited because Steve Smith Sr. asked me to prom,” Aubrey revealed to the newspaper. “I am so happy that I danced. Brandon and Elizabeth Lindsey, my friends at Dream on 3, are making my dream come true.” Is anyone else getting teary-eyed? Aubrey, whose prom is later this month, was already hoping to attend. But NOW she’s guaranteed to have the most popular date there!
How sweet is this video, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for Steven to take Aubrey to prom?