Taylor SwiftI thought the whole trend of military types inviting celebs to formal dances on YouTube was pretty cool, but I like this even better: 18-year-old Kevin McGuire, a high school senior in New Jersey, is requesting the privilege of Taylor Swift's company at his senior prom ... and thanks to the Facebook page his older sister Victoria created, over 60,000 people are hoping she'll "say yes" (sorry, I couldn't resist).
Did I mention Kevin is battling leukemia? For the second time in his young life? (Oh, and the prom is scheduled for June 1 -- Kevin's birthday.)
And of course he's also a huge Taylor Swift fan, as is big sis Victoria. Which is part of what makes her message on the Facebook page so sweet:
Nothing, and I mean nothing, brightens Kevin's day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin deserves more than anyone else a special event in his life and the one thing he wants is to go to prom with Taylor Swift!
You hear that, Taylor Swift?? The ONE THING he wants is to go to prom with you!
There's been no comment from Taylor Swift as of yet, but I'm hoping Kevin gets a very specific comment very soon: "Sure, I'd love to go to prom with you!"
Come on, Taylor -- Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis went to those military balls! I can't even conceive of an excuse that would make it at all okay for Swift to turn this invitation down. Even Kevin's guidance counselor, Bill Scully, is pulling for him: "Everyone here loves Kevin, and many of our students have known him for years. To see his dream come true would mean a lot to them."
Taylor, you better SAY YES!
Do you think Taylor Swift will accept Kevin McGuire's invitation to the prom?
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