Running back Christine Michael helped to make it a perfect evening for 18-year-old Taylor Kirkwood of Houston.

Turns out that Michael, now a second-year running back from Texas A&M, is a friend of Kirkwood's family and agreed to take Taylor to her prom at Anahuac high School.

"I'm just here for Taylor," Michael said. "It's a blessing. Like I said, she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her."

Things haven't always been easy for Taylor. She has autism, and also underwent corrective surgery for scoliosis a couple of years ago.

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Taylor wore a dress in her favorite color, pink, while Michael wore a matching pink shirt.