Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho makes Virginia teen ‘the happiest girl alive’

Posted at 12:02 PM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 12:04:01-05

PURCELLVILLE, Va. — A NFL football player kept his word, flew to Northern Virginia and took a Purcellville teenager to her high school prom. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho escorted Hannah Delmonte to her big dance after she reached out to him via social media.

The two first “met” on Instagram were Delmonte asked the 24-year-old Texas native to prom. She suggested he attend if she was able to get 2,000 retweets of her prom-proposal. Acho countered and said he would attend prom if her social media invitation received 10,000 retweets. Needless to say, it did.

“Was a CRAZY weekend,” Acho tweeted after prom. “Moral of the story: when u can positively impact someone, don’t make excuses, make it happen!!”

Delmonte tweeted that she would need a day or two after prom to recover from the “heart attack” she had on Friday when Acho arrived at the school.