Teen Asks Special Needs Classmate To Prom With Bruno Mars And A Few Handmade Signs

"'Cause you're amazing, just the way you are."

Promposals, or the act of asking a person to prom in a dramatic way, are all the rage in the months leading up to the dance. At least on the Internet. 

But one promposal, in particular, caught our eye. Last Tuesday, Luis Velasquez, a junior at Natalia High School in Texas, asked his classmate Tiffany Gay to prom. With her favorite Bruno Mars song playing and letters that spelled out "P-R-O-M?" he asked her to accompany him to the dance. In a video shot by his mom, Jessica Velasquez, we see him surprise her outside, surrounded by a group of peers, and lead her to the words. 

She started bawling immediately. Then, she said "yes."

According to KENS5, Tiffany has Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects an estimated 1 in 10,000 to 30,000 people. She also has scoliosis and diabetes. 

But Velasquez just sees Tiffany for who she is: a classmate, a friend and now, a prom date.


"There's no difference between me and her. Huge heart. We're both human and we both have hearts," Luis told the station. 

Tiffany's grandmother said that Tiffany was hoping a boy would ask her. 

The family has since set up a GoFundMe page for Tiffany to make sure she has the best prom ever. Between the dress, dance tickets and flowers, it can get expensive. 

In four days, they have surpassed their $1,000 goal. As of April 20, Tiffany's
fund raised about $7,600

"We have met and surpassed our goal THANK YOU!" Jessica Armendariz, the page's creator, wrote. "All additional money will go to Tiffany's upcoming surgery for her spine."

Until then, Louis and Tiffany will hit the dance floor on May 23.

Have fun, guys!

(H/T: Cosmo)


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