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Juwaan Espinal is a junior at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia, and his favorite athlete is Robert Griffin III, a.k.a. RGIII. So when Espinal’s classmate Morgan Assel wanted to ask him to prom, she enlisted RGIII’s help in popping the question, and he actually showed up at a lacrosse game to do it.
Espinal suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, but he was pretty excited about the double shot of getting asked to prom and meeting his favorite quarterback. There were also some banners involved—in other words, a pretty elaborate way to ask someone to prom. Morgan took to Twitter to display the banner:
My banner making skills were just barely adequate pic.twitter.com/DPS6YzIimp
— Morgan Assel (@morganassel) May 29, 2014
As you can see in the video below, it was worth the effort.
Here’s the proposal itself:
And the gesture also caught the attention of local TV news station WJLA. You can see their report on the story in the video below: