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Baseball star Bryce Harper steps up as wingman and helps a young fan ask a girl to prom

It is the coolest promposal ever!

Baseball star Bryce Harper steps up as wingman and helps a young fan ask a girl to prom
Cover Image Source: Bryce Harper, #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies, is interviewed after beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 at Great American Ball Park on April 25, 2024 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Ask any Philadelphia Phillies fan about Bryce Harper, and they'll rave about his immense impact on the field. Harper's dedication and passion for the game make him a fan favorite. Now, he's made another vital contribution—but this time, off the field. The 31-year-old stepped in as a wingman for a teenager, helping him score a prom date, reported PEOPLE.

Image Source: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on May 27, 2024 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Image Source: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on May 27, 2024, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

For high schooler Jake Portella, getting a date for prom was a top priority. That's when he decided to ask Harper for help. The Phillies star went above and beyond, accompanying Jake to his date's house and asking her to prom on his behalf.

Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on April 14, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 9-2. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Image Source: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on April 14, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

In an Instagram video uploaded by Portella (@jportella10), he and Harper stand in front of Guilia Leonetti's house. When Guilia steps out, she's stunned to see the Phillies star at her doorstep. Harper warmly greets her, "Hey, Giulia," as she stands awestruck. He then asks, "Jake wants to ask you to prom, so I thought I’d help him out and see if you wanted to go to prom with him. So, will you go to prom with him?"

Still excited by the sight of the baseball star, Guilia immediately says "Yes." She then receives a warm hug from Harper. Even her dad comes out to witness the heartwarming moment.


 
 
 
 
 
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Talking about how he managed to get the Phillies star on board, Portella, a senior at Haddonfield Memorial High School, fondly recalled that he simply knocked on Harper's door and asked for help in nailing the promposal. He told The Phantastic Sports Show on FOX 29, "I knocked on his door, he seemed cool with it at first, then he was like ‘can I get your email so we can plan this out?’ and as I was leaving he was like ‘why don’t we do this right now'."

 



 

Guilia, Portella's prom date, was over the moon after being surprised by her hero. In an interview with 6abc Philadelphia, the New Jersey high schooler shared her excitement as a big Phillies fan and being starstruck by Harper. "Immediate tears as soon as I saw Bryce. I just love him," she said.



 

The Instagram video has been viewed over 126,000 times and has received over 1500 likes. Fellow users have commended Harper for his efforts in the comment section. @paps10 wrote, "The dad coming right in with no regard for the boyfriend!" @gym_junkie64 added, "That’s pretty darn awesome! Marry this kid!"

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