Awww… NFL Player Asks Eighth Grader To School DanceMonica Bielanko
Joslyn Levell scored a date to the school dance!
It wasn’t your average junior high school date either. It was NFL star J.T. Thomas from the Chicago Bears.
Because of the lockout, Thomas has some spare time on his hands so he’s back training in his hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Every day, Thomas helps his 7-year-old brother Jared get home from school. Joslyn, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, rides that same bus and just happens to be a HUGE Bears’ fan. One day Thomas got on the bus to say hello. Joslyn told him how’d she’d had a rough week because all the boys she’d ask to the dance turned her down.
So Thomas decided to ask her himself.
“I was nervous that by the time I reached out, she might have had a date and would have to turn me down,” NFL.com reports.
Joslyn gladly accepted the invitation. “After so many people turned me down, this was so big especially, because he asked me instead of me asking him.”
What a sweetheart! Sure it nabs him a bit of good publicity, but it’s not something you see NFL football players doing every day.
Thomas, who I am kind of crushing on right now, sent out a bunch of tweets while on his date:
Can’t wait to hit the prom tonite at Suncrest Middle School
I wonder who’s gonna DJ tonite at Suncrest Middle
Why am I getting nervous for an 8th grade prom??
At Suncrest Middle 8th grade dance…it’s jumpin in here!!!
The DJ is slowin it down…couples only!!
Joslyn says it was the best night of her life.