‘Obviously, I said yes’: Phillies’ Bryce Harper helps teenager with promposal

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 07: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on May 07, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

HADDONFIELD, New Jersey — Monday night, Phillies’ player Bryce Harper helped deliver an unforgettable promposal.

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Harper helped Jake Portella ask Guilia Leonetti to prom in Haddonfield, New Jersey, according to WPVI. That moment has since gone viral.

“I’ve been brainstorming ideas for prom for a couple weeks and I knew I wanted to do something Phillies-themed because she loves the Phillies so much,” Portella said. “I was talking to one of my friends and I was like, ‘There’s some Phillies players who live in town, it’d be cool if I could get one of them to help me with it.’” Portella went and knocked on Harper’s door, according to MLB.

At first, Harper offered to do a recorded video but then changed his mind, WPVI reported.

“As I was leaving, he was like, ‘What if we just do it right now?’ And I couldn’t turn that down,” Portella said, according to the news outlet.

“Hi Giulia. Jake wants to ask you to prom, so I thought I’d help him out,” Harper said, according to MLB. Leonetti was stunned.

“I was just absolutely freaking out. I mean, this guy is the chosen one. I was just hysterical, immediately started crying. I just couldn’t believe he was really there in front of me,” said Leonetti .

“I don’t think people understand the gravity of Bryce Harper standing in front of me and what that means to me specifically,” she said, according to WPVI.

Her answer?

“Obviously, I said yes,” said Leonetti, according to MLB.

“He got Bryce Harper to help ask a girl to prom,” MLB said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The prom is scheduled for June 14, the same day that the Phillies will be playing part of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.

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