Anthony Martinez, a student council member at his high school, is often tasked with planning school events, but the gay 17-year-old says that he never gets asked to the dances that he has worked so hard to plan…
Until his best friend did something about, that is.
Martinez, who attends Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, shared on Twitter this week that he was asked to prom by his best friend, Jacob Lescenski. Plot twist: Jacob Lescenski is straight.
When asking his best friend to prom, Lescenski (who is wearing camo pants in the photo) created a banner with the words:
“You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8. But you’re like my brother. So be my d8?”
Lescenski told New Now Next that he had decided to surprise Martinez with the promposal after seeing his friend tweet about wanting a date for the event.
I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn’t work out so well,” he said. “Then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, tweeting about wanting a date. So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day … It was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!
A thrilled Martinez expressed his gratitude to his BFF on social media.
He’s my best friend, and a real man given the fact he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream of always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life,” the teen wrote on Tumblr. “Thank you Jacob, can’t wait for May 2nd!
Lescenski’s gesture has gone viral this week, and people from all over the globe have praised the teen for his awesome gesture of friendship.
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