Arnold Senior asks special needs teen to Homecoming

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - For most of us high school dances are a right of passage, but not everyone has an easy time finding a date. Jad Donaldson, 18, had never been invited to anything before, but all that changed when Alex Greier asked him to homecoming.

"Honestly Jad makes my day every single day and puts a smile across my face so I just think it was time to make his," said Greier.

Donaldson has down syndrome and has trouble making friends.

"I had to pinch myself," said Lindsay Donaldson, Jad's mom. "You know a mom doesn't get this chance, but maybe once in a lifetime. I almost though it was a joke and I thought, 'Oh gosh who would ask my sweet child to a dance?' Come to find out this is a gorgeous girl with the biggest heart in the world."

Greier is the representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Both Jad and Alex are seniors at Arnold High School.

It started out with a date at Chik-Fil-A, with a special table reserved just for them. Then they went to the bonfire, and finally the homecoming dance.

"I think it's one of those random acts of kindness," said Lindsay Donaldson. "It takes a lot of guts for somebody that's a popular, beautiful girl to stand out in the crowd and be the one that invites somebody to the lunch table or sits with the kid that nobody else is sitting with. I mean she just has a heart and I'm hoping that anybody else that sees this won't be afraid that they'll step out and do some random act of kindness for somebody."