When you are a high school student, the month of April holds a lot of significance, especially during your senior year. Not only may you be deciding where you'll spend the next four years, but you're also likely preparing to attend one of the most significant parties of your teenage years -- prom.
As time marches on and new technologies arrive, so do new trends. The newest trend taking over the prom world is called a prom-posal, and it's exactly as it sounds. It's when a suitor asks his or her date of choice to prom in an elaborate, clever way.
In recent years, prom-posals have become more and more outrageous, and one that was recently uploaded to YouTube has become a favorite of the "Trending Now" team. The video, "Pokemon Prom Proposal," shows students in a school cafeteria chanting the name of a boy, Terry, as he asks a girl, Maxine, to prom. ("Pokemon" is a popular animated series and card game.)
Terry starts at the top of the stairs after a student on a megaphone asks for the crowd's attention. He enters the room dressed as the Pokemon character Ash and makes his way toward Maxine. Members of his entourage record the event, while another tosses Pokemon cards into crowd like confetti. He says, "So I have a poem to recite for you. Charmeleon is red. Squirtle is blue. Prom is coming soon. So I choose you." Terry even used a Pokemon ball that held a note: "I choose you! Maxine, prom?" The crowd of students cheer Terry on, and Maxine says yes. They then pose for a picture and the prom-posal is complete. Terry then takes a quick victory lap after getting his wish.
So far, the video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. Most commenters are praising Terry for having the guts to pull off the stunt in public. One person wrote, "This guy is my hero!"
No updates to the video have been posted, so we'll just have to wait and see whether the couple continued the Pokemon theme in their outfits for the prom.
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