Straight Las Vegas high school student Jacob Lescenski took the internet by storm after he asked his gay best friend Anthony Martinez to prom.
Ellen invited the viral couple to share their story that warmed the hearts of millions around the world.
“If that can’t be an example for people in the world to know that we just – that you have a date with your friend who you had a crush on and he’s open-minded enough to do this,” Ellen told the prom couple. “We have teachers who drove in from Las Vegas, your parents are in the audience. Good for you.”
“I just wanted to say I know that there are some schools out there that don’t support this and wouldn’t allow this to happen and it’s really a shame because prom is very important to a lot of people,” she added.