CORNING, Arkansas — An Arkansas girl’s high school prom invitation is touching people across the internet this week.
Autumn Pollard, a junior at Corning High School, has Noonan Syndrome — a genetic disorder that affects her growth and her heart.
This year will be her very first prom.
Autumn was asked to the big dance in a very special way and video of the ask has become a viral sensation.
Pollard told KAIT-TV it happened at a pep rally, one she thought was going to be like every other pep rally.
But then she was called down to the middle of the court in the school gym to do a little dance with the school mascot.
“He’s looking at me, and I get up in my chair and we are dancing together,” said Pollard
What came next, brought tears to Pollard’s eyes.
A star football player at the school ,Cope Robinson, began walking toward Pollard with flowers in her favorites colors.
That’s when the ask came, choking up Pollard and many others in the gym.
Robinson says he and Pollard go to the same church and it felt good to know he was making someone else so happy.
“It will be a big memory,” said Robinson. “It will be there forever. I will never forget this. It’s a special thing.”
Robinson says he thinks it’s great the prom proposal went viral and he hopes it inspires others to look beyond their social circles and include everyone in high school moments big and small.
“More people could see that and be like that, than … I ain’t going to go with this kid, I ain’t going to go with that.”