If Mean Girls was anything like real life, blond cheerleaders would wear pink on Wednesday, date football players, and definitely not ask a young man with autism to prom. But at
Senior Mikal Bartosik asked Jonathon, an 18-year-old with autism, to prom. Bartosik waltzed into his class carrying a giant red box. She lifted the lid. Inside was a giant cookie cake. In white and blue icing, the cake read: Will you go to prom with me?
Jonathon was thrilled. He jumped up and down in excitement. The entire class was watching.
“So is that a yes?” Bartosik asked.
“Yes!” he shouted with yells and fist-pumping.
The whole thing was caught on cellphone video and quickly uploaded onto Facebook. It has gotten 23 million views. Heartwarming prom proposals are sweeping the internet. Last year a straight student asked a gay student to prom. Another student asked another on a huge billboard. There's epic dancing. Another student serenaded his to-be date by covering romantic Disney songs.
This prom proposal is closer to home and just as heartwarming.
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“Everyone is so excited for Jonathon,” says David Moore, who used to cut Jonathon's hair in Boynton Beach. “He's a good kid with a lot of good energy.”
Afterward, the pair hugged and smiled for photos. They were all smiles.
Watch it below.