I love reading about people who do good.
Especially when I was down yesterday, this story made me smile….
Joe Haden, Browns DB, takes Ohio teenager to her senior prom
Joe Haden is a professional football player who signed a five-year, $50 million contract when he was drafted from the University of Florida. Joyce Grendel is an 18-year-old high school senior at Independence (Ohio) High. At first blush, the two wouldn’t seem to have much in common, but a closer inspection reveals that they’re both avid Twitter users and that neither had taken part in one of the most All-American activities imaginable: A senior prom.
All that made for a compelling backdrop when Grendel asked Haden if he would attend her high school prom with her, a bold step taken via Twitter after her original date backed out in the days before the event. To everyone’s surprise, Haden said yes, and showed up right on time to pick up Grendel on Friday in his own white Lamborghini.
As reported by Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Fox station WJW, Haden may have been just as nervous as his significantly less famous date. Because he graduated early from Friendly (Md.) High to enroll at Florida in time for spring workouts before his freshman campaign, Haden never actually got to attend his own senior prom. That made his Friday night experience in Independence a first for him as well.
“I am nervous, too. We were taking pictures with me and her family,” Haden told WJW. “I feel this is very legit, like I was getting ready, ‘Does this look cool?’ when I’m getting ready. I feel like I’m very legit. This is my prom, too.”
I bet her prom date feels like such an asshole.
You did so good Joe.
I love/respect a Wolf who can come to the rescue!