A bullied high school student, who was duped into thinking he had scored a homecoming date with a cheerleader, has had the last laugh after he received an invitation from a beauty pageant winner.
Students from Taylorsville High School in Utah are accused of egging the family home of Michael Conrad, a fellow student who suffers from ADHD and autism.
Amongst the broken egg shells left behind was a lipstick covered note that read: “I’m sorry for the mess. But how about I make it up to you by taking you to homecoming?”
Michael’s mother Jennifer said the note was signed by a friend, who he knows quite well. So after working up enough courage, Michael approached the girl to give her his answer.
“She said, ‘Michael, I already have a date, I’m so sorry, I had nothing to do with that.’ She felt bad,” Ms Conrad told Fox 13 News.
Miss Greater Salt Lake, Dexonna Talbot, said she immediately broke down into tears upon hearing of the cruel stunt and jumped at the opportunity to help the bullied teenager.
“Just thinking about the fact that someone would go out of their way to make someone else feel bad is so heartbreaking to me,” Ms Talbot told Fox 13 News.
Video footage shows Ms Talbot bringing Michael’s history class to a halt as she asks the elated teenager to the dance in front of his peers. She handed over a large hand-made poster and a bucket of his favourite lollies.
“I really wanted to make sure it was at the school, so that way those people who have been bullying could see something positive was coming from this and that they weren’t winning,” she said.
Kicking things off with a limousine, the pair hit the arcade for some games, followed by a luxury dinner before heading off to the highly-anticipated dance.
Ms Talbot shared a series of moving photos of the pair, saying she had the time of her life.