BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Can you imagine being 18 years old and receiving a ‘promposal’ from one of the biggest names in the NFL?
A special North Carolina teen named Aubrey Bridges is a huge fan of Steve Smith Sr. and the Ravens wide receiver just made her dreams come true.READ MORE: Poinsettias, Trains Help H.P. Rawlings Conservancy Get 'Back On Track'
Jessica Kartalija has the touching story.
It’s no secret that fan favorite Steve Smith can dance with the best of them on the football field.
Now, he’s taking those moves to the dance floor.
“Hey Aubrey, Steve Smith here, I want to know, will you let me take you to the prom,” said the Ravens player.
The Ravens wide receiver, who works with children through a foundation in his name, surprised 18-year-old Aubrey bridges with the “promposal.”
“I can’t tell who is more excited about this experience, Aubrey or Steve,” said Brandon Lindsey.READ MORE: Essex Spreads Holiday Cheer With Christmas Tree Lighting
Brandon Lindsey founded ‘Dream On 3,’ which connects athletes with children with disabilities.
Aubrey is autistic and has trouble with speech and auditory processing.
“It’s refreshing, especially when a well-known athlete takes time out of his busy schedule,” said Lindsey. “I can’t imagine the demands on Steve Smith’s schedule to be able to do this–to make this dream come true.”
Aubrey, who communicates with a pink iPad did accept Smith’s invitation.
“We saw the silly side come out when Steve asked her to prom. She just lit up, she was all smiles, she was dancing,” Lindsey said.
Bridges is a big fan of the Carolina Panthers, who drafted Smith in 2001 and where he played for 13 years before joining the Ravens.
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