You may not have heard of Joe Haden, but after reading about what a supremely cool guy he is, you might become his newest fan. He's a professional football player for the Cleveland Browns and recently signed a five-year, $50 million contract. But even with that jaw-dropping salary, he seems to be an all-around, super-nice guy. He's also on Twitter quite a bit, and that definitely worked out for Joyce Grendel, an 18-year-old high school senior at Independence (Ohio) High.
Because poor Joyce went through the stuff teenage nightmares are made of: getting jilted at the last-minute by her date to her senior prom.
So I guess Grendel felt like she had nothing to lose, and didn't want to go to her senior prom stag, which, I mean, can you blame her? So she said to hell with it and on a whim and a prayer asked Haden out to prom on Twitter, and much to her surprise, he said yes!
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Well, it's one thing to say yes on Twitter, but Haden followed through in style -- giving Grendel a night she'll never ever forget. He showed up right on time to pick up Grendel on Friday in his white Lamborghini. I imagine that quote from She's All That (nothing like old-school teen rom-coms) came to Grendel's mind: "I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, you know, except for the whole hooker thing."
To top it all off, Haden never actually got to attend his own senior prom, so this was a sweet first for him as well. And it wasn't like they didn't know each other: They have developed a friendship, which initially started with Haden's fan club. He even went bowling with Grendel and one of her Independence High friends. And he knew her since she showed up to all his signings and has supported him even before he's succeeded in the big leagues. See? Sometimes being a devoted fan really can pay off!
Here's footage of Haden picking up Grendel at her house for her fairy-tale senior prom:
What do you think of Haden taking a high school senior to her prom?
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