John M. Becker

Straight High Schooler Asks Gay BFF to Prom

Filed By John M. Becker | April 24, 2015 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: heartwarming, high school, kids are all right, Nevada, prom, prom date

Here's a heartwarming story that'll restore your faith in humanity...

Seventeen-year-old Anthony Martinez serves on the student council at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. In that role he's helped plan many school dances, but the openly gay Martinez has never been asked out to one himself -- until now.

Huffington Post reports that Martinez's best friend Jacob Lescenski, who is straight, asked him to the prom this week:

For the promposal, Lescenski (wearing camouflage pants in the photo above) 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!"

A beautiful gesture, isn't it? The kids are all right, y'all.

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