NFL Star Steve Smith 'Honored' to Get Girl With Autism to Prom

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 0:18 AM

found out that an 18-year-old girl in his residence state of NC wanted to ask him to her high school prom, Smith thought it'd only be appropriate if he asked her instead.

NFL Star Steve Smith 'Honored' to Get Girl With Autism to Prom

When Baltimore Ravens star Steve Smith Sr. found out that an 18-year-old girl in his residence state of NC wanted to ask him to her high school prom, Smith thought it'd only be appropriate if he asked her instead.

The result is a now-viral video in which Smith, a former Charlotte Panthers star, asks Aubrey Bridges, an 18-year-old N Gaston High School senior, to her April twenty-three prom close Charlotte, N Carolina.

Bridges, a enormous Panthers fan who's largely non-verbal and communicates through her iPad, answered with a enormous smile.

“I don’t obtain a lot of requests love this so it was very unique,” Smith told ABC News. “When I heard her circumstances I looked at it as a father -- I’m a father of four -- and I've one daughter.”

“This is a youthful woman who's a tremendous quantity of bravery and has some struggles and I thought it was an opportunity to create her day normal and special," he added.

Aubrey’s wish is being fulfilled by Dream On third, a N Carolina-based organization that grants kids’ sports-related wishes.

The organization’s co-founder, Elizabeth Lindsey, was there when Aubrey first watched the prom proposal from Smith. The teenager typed a "yes" reply to Smith on her iPad.

“It was a magical moment,” Lindsey told ABC News. “Aubrey enjoys smiling and dancing and is a pleased lady and I think that same fun spirit in Steve is what she connected with.”

Dream On third has “fun things” planned for Aubrey the day of her prom to assistance her obtain prepared for the large dance and then Smith will arrive to her house to escort her there.

The NFL star said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give Aubrey a “special” day.

Also attending a prom this year will be Smith’s 18-year-old son. The football star, who splits his time between Charlotte and Baltimore, also has a 15-year-old daughter and two more children, ages eleven and two.

“This is an opportunity for my kids to be pleased of me,” Smith said. “But my daughter did give me a see and said, ‘Don’t think about taking me. That’s not going to fly with me, Dad.’”

The NFL star added, "With all I do, I’m still dad. I still embarrass her.”

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