It takes a lot of guts to ask someone on a date… especially when you’re a shy, not-so-popular high school student who’s never done it before.
Dakota Nelton, a high school sophomore from Gray, Louisiana, mustered up the courage to ask his friend to the homecoming dance. He’d never asked a girl out before, so this was a big moment for him.
But the girl said no — and it happened in front of their classmates, who laughed and mocked Dakota, then stepped on the handmade poster he used to pop the question.
Dakota walked away from the laughing students, devastated and wanting to disappear. “It was actually a pretty tough moment standing in a small circle with that one shake of the head and you just got to find your way out of that circle,” he told WGNO New Orleans.
Making matters worse? The rejection was caught on camera and posted to Facebook, garnering thousands of views. People all over the country watched the poor teen being mocked and ridiculed.
A few days later, Dakota arrived at school not knowing the scene about to unfold.
While walking through the hallways, he was stopped by a group of 13 girls, each one holding a sign.
Watch the video below to see why Dakota is the one getting the last laugh.
Footage provided by WGNO New Orleans
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