Emmanuel Acho Accepts High School Prom Invite After Fan’s Social Media Challenge

February 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho told Hannah Delmonte if she could get 10,000 retweets, he would be her date for prom. As it turned out, the Twitter test wasn't nearly as difficult as expected, as the fan easily surpassed that total.
Daniel Williams of NFL.com notes the current tally, which continues to rise as the story goes viral, is over 17,000 to handily conquer the challenge. Here's the original message Delmonte sent out back in January featuring a snippet of her exchange with the NFL player:
This type of story has become rather common in the age of social media. It's presented an opportunity for fans and players to connect in a way that wasn't previously possible. The interactions aren't always positive, of course, so it's nice to see a story like this.
Credit to Acho for living up to his end of the bargain, as well. It would have been easy to back out when it became clear Delmonte was going to surpass the 10,000 mark. Ray Boyd of CBS Philadelphia passe...

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