By: Barbara Diamond/Little Things Daniel, 17, had always dreamt of going to his homecoming dance at school. Sadly, he was turned down by all the girls he asked.
You see, Daniel has Down syndrome and has felt the effects of being stigmatized by his peers.
That’s when a 10th grader named Kylie stepped up and asked Daniel to the dance herself. “I don’t think of kids that have a disability… I don’t think of them as being different,” Kylie says. “I hope I can make his night fun.”
Daniel’s mom Tonya was stunned beyond belief by Kylie’s incredible gesture. “It’s not about that Daniel has a disability. It’s Kylie didn’t see any disability. That is what your heart wants as a mom.”
The team at the FOX5 Surprise Squad was also impressed by Kylie’s sweet and simple act of kindness. So, they decided to show up before the homecoming dance to deliver a night of surprises no one could have imagined.
From being driven to the dance in a shiny Rolls Royce and a red carpet entrance, Daniel ended up breaking down in tears of joy before the night was over.