[Watch] Ravens' Steve Smith Takes Autistic Teen to Prom

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[Watch] Ravens' Steve Smith Takes Autistic Teen to Prom

The star wide receiver made this young lady's dreams come true.

Published April 28, 2016

On the NFL field, Steve Smith Sr. is the wrong cat to cross, as time and time again, the veteran wide receiver has demonstrated that he's about that life when tested.

Off the gridiron, though, the Baltimore Ravens wideout has one of the more generous hearts that you'll find in sports.

Case in point, Smith learned about a North Carolina teenager who wanted him to be her prom date and the NFL star made sure to make her dreams come true.

Eighteen-year-old Aubrey Bridges has autism and suffers from a rare disorder called vein of Galen malformation. When she saw Smith celebrating a touchdown, she thought he'd make an ideal prom date and Smith took her up on the offer, even asking her out via a special video.

From there, Smith and Bridges had nothing but a great time with Aubrey even being crowned Prom Queen by her peers.

What a kind gesture by one of the NFL's toughest guys around.

The Ravens documented the touching moment with this video, which they posted on their social media accounts.

Clap for Aubrey and Steve Smith.

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Written by BET Staff

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