Everyone's in Love With This Teen Who Took His Beautiful Best Friend With Special Needs to Prom

Everyone's in Love With This Teen Who Took His Beautiful Best Friend With Special Needs to Prom

Tahj Oliver says he was "humbled" to have Eve as his date.

Published April 4, 2017

Update: Tahj's only Instagram account is @t_5_finao. All others, including @t_oliver_5, are fake and should be reported. 

  1. Meet 18-year-old Tahj Oliver, a senior at Oswego East High School in Illinois

    A post shared by Tahj (@t_5_finao) on

  2. In March, he asked his best friend Evelyn Araujo, who has special needs, to prom

    Tahj told BET News that he and Evelyn have been close ever since sophomore year. He has always wanted to take her to prom because he thought it would send an incredible message since he is on the football team. 

    "My close friends who know me know that I've always wanted to do something like that as far as a student athlete going to the special needs prom," Tahj told BET. "Me and Eve text all the time.

  3. Upon entering the prom, it became clear that Tahj and Evelyn would be the stars of the night
  4. Tahj and Evelyn posed for many memorable photos
  5. And took part in the school's thematic evening by wearing Mardi Gras-inspired masks
  6. The two danced the night away as their classmates marveled at their beautiful friendship

    #prom2k17

    A post shared by Tahj (@t_5_finao) on

    "The best part of the dance was the slow dance because, before the prom, we texted each other songs that we want to slow dance to and her mom and I made it happen," Tahj added.

  7. People on Twitter quickly fell in love with the spirit Evelyn and Tahj displayed
  8. April 2 will surely be a day that neither Tahj nor Evelyn will ever forget

    Next year, Tahj will attend Saint Xavier University in Chicago. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Tahj Oliver via Instagram)

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