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Teen’s ‘Prom Hero’ post goes viral

Posted at 7:45 AM, May 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-07 07:45:03-04


by Ryan Sullivan

Reddit user MiiMZYv2, who has been identified as 18-year-old Bryan Hayes, a high school senior from Graham, N.C., posted this photo to the social site on Sunday with the following caption:

“She came into my work crying because her prom date stood her up the night of.  She left smiling because I had another customer play music while I asked her to dance in front of everyone.”

The post quickly racked up more than thousands of upvotes and more than 1,000 points.  It had garnered nearly 900 comments as of Monday morning.

The Huffington Post even picked up on the post, dubbing Hayes a “Prom Hero.”

On the image sharing platform imgur, the photo has been viewed more than 700,000 times in less than 20 hours.