Adorable story time!

A high school junior asked his girlfriend to prom with a “promposal” that’s so cute, it’s not at all surprising that she said yes.

Jake Schwartz of Glastonbury, Connecticut knew he wanted to do something truly special for his girlfriend, Paige Drury, for prom. The pair have been together since ninth grade.

The 17-year-old said,

“I’ve seen very cute promposals from upperclassmen at my school, and not to be outdone, I wanted to do something similar.”

Paige is blind, and Jake opted to create the word “prom” in Braille — using Hershey’s kisses. He says he chose to write the message in Braille “because I felt it would be more personal.”


“It felt like the cutest thing to do,” Jake said. He reached out to Paige’s mom for help with the lettering, making a chart on poster board to help him map the chocolates out.

Jake even came up with the perfect promposal timing. He and Paige are in a play at school, and one day, they went to rehearsal on their day off. To maintain the surprise, Jake told Paige that they were exchanging Valentine’s Day gifts early because he wouldn’t be in town on February 14.

“We went into the lobby of the auditorium to exchange gifts. After I sprung the surprise on her, we walked back out to applause from the rest of the cast. It was pretty surreal,” he said.

In a viral video of the moment, Jake guides Paige to the table where he’s written the Braille letters.

She slowly feels her way through the Hershey’s Kisses, then bursts out into a huge smile when she realizes what they spell out.

Then she confirms her answer: Yes!

Paige said,

“It makes me feel so happy that someone cares about me enough to make the moment as special as possible.”

Even better, she says she never saw the promposal coming.

This sweet moment is the epitome of young love. These two definitely deserve each other!