An autistic high school student found himself the unfortunate butt of a not-at-all funny joke when his classmates sent him a fake invitation to the local homecoming dance.
However, the student in question is getting the last laugh after he ended up going to the big dance with a Miss Utah hopeful. Eat that, bullies.
“I’m sorry for the mess. But how about I make it up to you by taking you to Homecoming?” the note read.
According to KSL, the fake invite was attributed to a cheerleader whom Michael is friends with. His mother, Jennifer Conrad, told Fox 13 that someone even “kissed the paper.”
Working up the courage to approach his friend in school about her supposed offer, she was sad to deliver bad news.
“She said, ‘Michael, I already have a date. I’m so sorry. I had nothing to do with that.’ She felt bad,” his mom recalled.
While Michael was able to brush off the incident, his mother was furious, stating “I was out for blood. Mama bear was awoken.”
Who can blame her for being angry? Her son has autism and ADHD, so there’s little doubt this incident effected him in a massive way emotionally speaking.
When word got around about the cruel prank, a debate teacher, Jenn Palomino, wanted to make things right, so she reached out to Miss Greater Salt Lake, Dexonna Talbot.
“The second I heard about this, I knew I wanted to do something,” Talbot said. “I automatically broke down into tears, because just thinking about the fact that someone would go out of their way to make someone else feel bad is so heartbreaking to me.”
Talbot surprised Michael during his history class with a poster and a bucket of Starburst candies, where she asked him to the homecoming dance.
The pair attended the dance over this past Saturday night.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what class looks like. This girl isn’t under any obligation to do what she did, yet she felt like this was a wrong she could right, so she took action.
Hopefully more folks will pay this good deed forward.
Source: Fox News
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