Finding a date for a school dance is a high priority for any 17-year-old, so it can be a tough blow to one’s self-confidence if no one agrees to go with them.
17-year-old Daniel Rivas, born with Down’s syndrome, desperately wanted to go to his school’s homecoming dance. Sadly, however, he was turned down by every girl he asked.
All but one, that is. Kylie Fronius was more empathetic than the others; she made Daniel’s day by asking him to the dance. What she could never have known is that it would be her who would have the biggest surprise of her life.
Daniel gave a smile to light a fire when Kylie asked if they could go to the homecoming dance together.
“I don’t think of kids that have a disability as being different,” Kylie reportedly told Fox5 news. “I think of them just being a normal person, learning in a different way.”
When the word of Kylie’s fine gesture began to spread around school. someone suggested that the Fox5 TV channel send a surprise team to the homecoming dance to do a feature on the pair.
Treated to luxury
Kylie and Daniel had just taken the usual pre-dance photos when Fox5 sent a Rolls Royce to take the couple to the dance in fine fashion. That wasn’t all, though. On the way, they made a pit-stop at a luxury restaurant where the pair could eat together alongside Daniel’s mom.
“I usually drive past here often, but always think it’s completely impossible to bring the kids here because it’s so expensive,” Daniel’s mom told Fox5.
The surprises continue
That wasn’t the end of it, though. No, after Kylie and Daniel had their fun at the homecoming dance, Fox5 revealed that they were sending them both to Disneyland with their families.
Below, you can watch the full feature from Fox5 – see Kylie and Daniel have the night of their lives.
Well this certainly warmed my heart. It just goes to prove the old adage ‘the more you give, the more you get back’.
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