A former Miami Dolphins player helped give a special needs student the prom night of her life when he returned to his home in Alabama to escort her to the dance.
Eighteen-year-old student Lindsey Preston needed a prom date, and her family knew the perfect guy for her: Don Jones II, the 27-year-old defensive back, currently with the San Francisco 49ers.
"We are friends with DJ’s family, so we asked and he said he would love to," said Preston’s mother, Kristi Martin, according to a report by NBC. "He picked her up in a limo had flowers and was so sweet to her."
Jones told local news outlets that it was a "blessing" to take Lindsey, who has Down Syndrome, to the county-wide prom for high school students with special needs.
The NFL player danced with all the students at the prom and "made everybody feel special," Martin told The Associated Press.