A Kid Asked a Girl with Down Syndrome to Prom

 

           

A high school senior from Kansas is going viral for a great reason . . .

  

His name is Shaedon Wedel.  He lives in Newton, Kansas, about 30 miles north of Wichita.  And his best friend's sister is a 15-year-old girl named Carlie Wittman, who has Down syndrome.

  

Shaedon says she's one of the best people he knows, and always has a smile on her face.  So last week he showed up at her house with flowers . . . and surprised her by asking her to PROM.

  

He knew she loves Doritos, so he wore a t-shirt that said, "I know I'm nacho typical Dorito.  But I'm going to be cheesy, and ask:  Will you go to prom with me?"

  

He posted three photos on Twitter last Friday.  And in the past few days, they've been shared over 100,000 times, and racked up about half-a-million likes.  (Here's a video of it he posted on Facebook.)

  

He told the local news he wasn't trying to go viral.  He just wanted to make Carlie happy, because she's brought "nothing but joy" to his life ever since he met her.

  

They're heading to prom together next month. 

  

(KWCH / People)

 

 (Here are the photos he posted on Twitter.)

  

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