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Tweet teen bags cheerleader date

Published 05/03/2014 | 23:47

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An enterprising Twitter user has managed to bag a high school date with a cheerleader

It took 10,000 retweets but a Houston-area teenager got his dream date for the high school prom: a Houston Texans cheerleader.

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Seventeen-year-old Michael Ramirez, a Crosby High School senior, asked cheerleader Caitlyn on Twitter if she would be his prom date if he could get 10,000 retweets.

She responded, "Of course I will," and within 24 hours, it was a done deal.

Michael's proposal - "10,000 Retweets and I'll be taking a texans cheerleader to prom" - hit 10,000 on Friday.

Caitlyn said she is looking forward to the prom; the team does not release the full names of its cheerleaders.

Michael told the Houston Chronicle his mother tweeted to the 19-year-old cheerleader that her baby was "so excited".

He joked: "I was just, like, 'Mom, can you just stop?'"

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