A video of a teen asking his blind girlfriend to prom is going viral.
And now I'm not crying, you are.
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.
This is the sweetest thing you will see today...YOUNG LOVE! This young man just asked his blind girlfriend to the… https://t.co/CzofU0cpu8— 𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕗𝕖𝕣🔱🇺🇸🔱 𝓣𝓮𝔁𝓽𝓣𝓻𝓾𝓶𝓹to88022 (@𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕗𝕖𝕣🔱🇺🇸🔱 𝓣𝓮𝔁𝓽𝓣𝓻𝓾𝓶𝓹to88022)1582976830.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @JenPal4U There’s your Hersey commercial. Sweet.— Hard Knocks⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Hard Knocks⭐️⭐️⭐️)1582988971.0
Still awaiting verbal confirmation, Schwartz asked:
"So is that a yes?"
Her response was an exuberant:
Twitter was emotional.
@GodLovesUSA1 @Julietknows1 This is not only YOUNG LOVE it is also very REAL LOVE !!!! Some of the very most GENUIN… https://t.co/NtHBSxVbkt— RobertOuttaMyndXMetal🧠🧠🧠 (@RobertOuttaMyndXMetal🧠🧠🧠)1582987268.0
The waterworks were on.
@GodLovesUSA1 @Jamierodr14 Who chopped the onions! Niagra falls here!— ME (@ME)1582987647.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @rosedixontx Im crying..... god bless both of them... how do we make this an even bigger day for them?— Kevin Malone (@Kevin Malone)1583002227.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @CRRJA5 I’m crying already it’s only 10— Ok, Doomer (@Ok, Doomer)1582989401.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @Jamierodr14 This made me cry! I am happy for their joy!!!— Mazuara (@Mazuara)1582991705.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @4thru9 That pure reaction...is heavens music.— Thomas (@Thomas)1582987929.0
People gave props to parents of the young Romeo.
@GodLovesUSA1 Becoming a good man does not just happen. Kudos to this boy’s parents, and to his desire to be the m… https://t.co/kBIXwou2NE— GHN, Ph.D. (@GHN, Ph.D.)1582977468.0
@GodLovesUSA1 How lovely! What a caring young man. Love her sweet response 💘— possumgirl (@possumgirl)1582977302.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @jhawk2467 He just become her hero. Good on him. She seems a sweet young lady. Life is about choices and he made a good one— Brad (@Brad)1582983661.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @LilyNCali Someone raised a wonderful son— PSmith❌ (@PSmith❌)1582995851.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @seanymph1950 That's one romantic guy there.— ✯ Lizzy Tex Borden ✯"You know.. the thing" (@✯ Lizzy Tex Borden ✯"You know.. the thing")1583049491.0
@GodLovesUSA1 That's a boy with good parents!— Pasttheexpdate (@Pasttheexpdate)1582991977.0
The video served as an emotional panacea to all of the nation's ills.
@GodLovesUSA1 @EricMMatheny Thanks for sharing this moment. Hopefully it will create positive reflections in these… https://t.co/DD7A2WaDOO— samuel.l.montgomery (@samuel.l.montgomery)1582994073.0
@GodLovesUSA1 @PinkwvPink Yet another reason to still have some hope for humanity. Well done young man.— AngryEagle1776 (@AngryEagle1776)1582998352.0
@GodLovesUSA1 The good the true and the Beautiful and love will always overcome evil in the end - I do believe it ...— JT Fulham - More points lost 🙄🙄🙄 (@JT Fulham - More points lost 🙄🙄🙄)1583102330.0
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."
@GodLovesUSA1 @TomFarr1961 Being a parent of a blind child this made my day— Alex (@Alex)1582989307.0
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!