Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. just made one teenage girl’s day.
In a video, Smith asked Aubrey Bridges of Charlotte, N.C., if he could be her date to prom. It’s a pretty cute video; the Pro-Bowler actually looks slightly nervous. “Hey Aubrey, Steve Smith here,” he began. “I want to know: would you let me take you to the prom?”
Bridges couldn’t contain her smile. She accepted immediately.
The high school senior is autistic and deals with a Vein of Galen Malformation, which affects her ability to process speech and sounds. She speaks with the help of an iPad and a communications device.
Smith learned that Bridges has been an avid fan of his since his Carolina Panther days from Dream On 3, a group that seeks to fulfill the sports-related dreams of youth with chronic illnesses and life-altering conditions.
Mission accomplished. Bridges told the Gaston Gazette she was so happy that she “danced around the house” immediately accepting Smith’s invitation.
Watch the video below. It includes Bridges’s reaction.