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Teen Asks His Blind Girlfriend To Prom Using Chocolates Arranged In Braille, And Her Reaction Has The Internet Tearing Up

Teen Asks His Blind Girlfriend To Prom Using Chocolates Arranged In Braille, And Her Reaction Has The Internet Tearing Up
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A video of a teen asking his blind girlfriend to prom is going viral.

And now I'm not crying, you are.

The touching video was posted on the "The Next F'king Level" subReddit where people share pictures, videos and GIFs that are next level—or in this case—a heartwarming reprieve from all the anxiety-inducing news proliferating the internet.
Hopefully, there is no shortage of tissues.
Jake Schwartz is a 17-year-old junior student at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut. According to Spotlight Stories, he and his girlfriend Paige Drury have been dating since ninth grade and there was no doubt he was going to ask her to be his prom date.
Drury is blind, so Schwartz tapped into his creative side to make asking her out become an especially sweet and memorable moment.
Instead of verbally communicating, Schwartz arranged pieces of chocolate in the tactile writing system of braille so that she could read the special message.

Schwartz told media he was inspired by other students who have come up with "very cute" promposal ideas.

"It felt like the cutest thing to do. I've seen very cute proposals from upperclassmen at my school, and not to be outdone, I wanted to do something similar. I decided to write a message in braille because I felt it would be more personal."

The promposal took place while the pair attended play rehearsals, and Jake's sister, Erika, was on hand to film the surprise.

Said Schwartz of the sweet moment:

"We met at the school entrance and walked in together, and then went into the lobby of the auditorium to exchange gifts."
"After I sprung the surprise on her, we walked back out to applause from the rest of the cast. It was pretty surreal."

Drury's visible excitement left her speechless as the couple joyously embraced.

Still awaiting verbal confirmation, Schwartz asked:

"So is that a yes?"

Her response was an exuberant:


Twitter was emotional.

The waterworks were on.

People gave props to parents of the young Romeo.

The video served as an emotional panacea to all of the nation's ills.

Drury recalled being surprised especially since it was still too early to think about the upcoming high school milestone.

"I thought the promposal was really awesome. Since it's only February, I really wasn't expecting it to happen at all, which made it even better."
"It makes me feel so happy that someone cares about me enough to make the moment as special as possible."

Drury's mother said that Schwartz was "one of the most sweetest, most thoughtful kids" she has ever met and said that the junior reached out for her guidance in choosing the braille lettering.

"I love how Jake treats Paige and how she treats him. They bring out the best in each other, they protect each other and they are each other's biggest cheerleader."

Everyone can agree their precious moment was sweeter than any bon bon.

Here's to the happy couple and may they have a wonderful prom night!