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A Straight High School Student Invited His Gay Best Friend To Prom

24/04/2015 14:51 BST | Updated 01/05/2015 16:59 BST

It's prom season in the US right now, and all over the country teenagers are gearing up to ask that special someone to be their date.

What nobody expected though, was when Jacob Lescenski, a high school student from Las Vegas, asked his best friend Anthony Martinez to be his date. The twist? Jacob's straight, and Anthony is gay.

In a Tumblr post, Anthony said: "He’s my best friend, and a real man given the fact he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream of always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life."

Jacob told NewNowNext: "I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn’t work out so well. Then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, tweeting about wanting a date.”

“So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day,” he recounts. “No one knew about it except for me, my friend Jamie, and Mia, who made the poster. It was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!”

Needless to say, Jacob's gesture has made a few teary-eyed.