As teenagers across the U.S. anxiously ask their dates to prom, one “promposal” is touching hearts for its immense demonstration of true friendship.
While every young girl dreams of going to her senior prom, it wasn’t something special needs student, Jillian Letier, 20, thought of. That is until her best friend and Air Force Cadet, Nick Waterman popped the question last Friday.
Waterman graduated from Highland Park High School in North Texas two years ago, but came back home for the prom season to ask Letier if he could escort her to prom. As her former peer tutor in high school, the two grew to become best friends, with Waterman continuing to visit every time he is home for the holidays.
While Letier has severe special needs, both mentally and physically, Waterman says in a statement shared to Womanista that “every little girl, no matter her circumstance should have the opportunity to go to prom.”
Born with a congenital disorder that affects her ability to speak and walk, Letier has mastered more than 100 words and as the Air Force Academy sophomore puts it, “is an extraordinary vision of a can-do spirit.”
In video shared with Womanista, Waterman walks into the Letier family living room, carrying a teddy bear and a sign that simply reads, “Prom?” Instantly thrilled and so excited, Letier lights up at his “promposal” and the chance to attend this special dance.
And if the photos say anything, it looks like the two best friends had a wonderful time, showing that even the most simplest and heartfelt surprises can make someone’s day.