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Teenager Invites His Best Friend With Special Needs To Prom And They Slayed It

By Mark Pygas

Tahj Oliver is an 18-year-old senior at Oswego East High School in Illinois. Like many kids around the nation, he recently had to find a date for prom. And he could only think of one person: his friend, Evelyn Araujo. 

Araujo has special needs, and the two have been close ever since sophomore year. Oliver plays on the school's football team and the student athlete thought that asking Araujo to the prom would send a powerful message:

"My close friends who know me know that I've always wanted to do  something like that as far as a student athlete going to the special needs prom," the teenager told BET.  "Me and Eve text all the time."