HEARTWARMING: Fairytale prom for girl with special needs
DELAWARE COUNTY (WTXF) - It all started with a unique promposal.
A junior at Penncrest High School in Delaware County asked a classmate to go with him. They had just met this year and became fast friends. The girl is a student who has special needs, and her date routinely helps her in school.
The promposal was a heartwarming one, and Sophia Stafford said yes.
With a sweet smile that can light up the room, Sophia was happily getting ready for the big night Friday.
Hair and makeup: check
Pretty party dress: check
Handsome and kind date: check
"Every day I hang out with Sophia. I eat lunch with her. I read to her. We talk. I love our conversations. We formed a bond. I felt everyone deserves to go to the prom," Luke Keith said.
Luke and Sophia did a little dance practice, and then it was time to go. Their parents are very proud.
"He said, 'Mom she's the greatest little girl ever she makes me so happy. There's a lot of drama in high school and she never has drama every day—she's happy,'" Luke's mom, Marie, said.
"I'm the happiest dad in the world," Sophia's dad, Sam, said. "He had the courage to stand up and say, 'You know what, I know it's right my heart, and that's what I'm doing tonight. So he is almost like a son, you know. I'm proud of him."
Sophia and Luke arrived at the Springfield Country Club in a donated black stretch limo. Then it was time to mingle and party and dance the night away.