Over the last few years, a trend has been developing on social media. Yes, many trends have come and gone on social media over the years. But this one, while not as popular as it once was, is still happening on occasion. People will go on social media and ask celebrities to attend prom (or some other formal occasion). The request typically has one condition attached—a specified number of retweets. If the tweet is retweeted enough, the celebrity will attend the event with the fan.
Saturday night, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell became the latest to receive a prom proposal from a fan:
@L_Bell26 500 rts and you’ll go to prom w me
— Ava Tarantino (@avatarantino26) March 11, 2017
To which he agreed, but on one condition:
600 & it’s a deal https://t.co/nUo76cmH8e
— Le’Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 11, 2017
Fans on social media are typically pretty helpful in situations such as this. Most seem to like the thought of helping a fellow fan get a date with one of their favorite players. As could be expected, the Twitter-universe helped out, and within hours Bell’s condition was met and surpassed. By 9:30 pm Saturday night it had 1,100 retweets.
A man of his word, Bell confirmed his intention to attend:
welllll, a deal is a deal @avatarantino26 ……see youu at your prom 😊
— Le’Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 12, 2017
It is never necessary for players to agree to do such things. They can’t possibly know what sort of person they are accepting a request from. Despite a small element of risk, it is nice to see players willing to make a special occasion even more memorable for a fan.
The night should be a hit. That is, as long as he doesn’t break an ankle trying to get too creative with his dance moves!
just have your best dance moves ready😏 https://t.co/mZv57E66K8
— Ava Tarantino (@avatarantino26) March 12, 2017