Boy surprises sister with 'promposal,' at-home celebration

Boy surprises sister with 'promposal,' at-home celebration
Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 19:26:05-04

PUEBLO — Friday night was supposed to be prom night for Pueblo County High School senior Jacelynn Trujillo.
It didn't happen the way she thought it would, but it turned out even better thanks to a little help from her family.

It started with a surprise 'promposal' from her nine-year-old brother, Tyson Trujillo.

"Sissy, I know tonight was supposed to be your prom night," he said in a video as he walks up to Jacelynn with a hand-written sign and a bouquet of roses.
"So, will you go to quarantine prom with me?" he asked.

Nine-year-old Tyson Trujillo surprises his 18-year-old sister, Jacelynn Trujillo, with her own 'promposal'

"Yes," Jacelynn responded with a smile.

"He's the most amazing little boy," said mother Erika Trujillo.

Erika knew she didn't want this pandemic to rob her daughter of another special moment.

"My heart was broken when we found out school has been canceled, prom was canceled" she explained.
"Her little brother heard and wanted to be a part of it."

"So, how did it feel to see your brother walk in there and catch you totally off guard with that?" I asked Jacelynn via Zoom.
"Oh, it was the coolest thing ever!" she remembered. "I wasn't expecting that at all."

So, Tyson happily stepped up to be her date, while Jacelynn's boyfriend Zachery Ruiz joined remotely.

18-year-old Jacelynn Trujillo poses with her boyfriend, 17-year-old Zachery Ruiz

Together, they escorted her to own home prom, set right in her living room.

Nine-year-old Tyson Trujillo escorts his sister, 18-year-old Jacelynn Trujillo, to her own 'home prom' while Jacelynn's boyfriend joins remotely.

"To see them all come down, the way the put it on, everything, was amazing," Jacelynn

Surrounded by a sea of balloons and bright lights, they danced, laughed, and embraced each other's company.

Nine-year-old Tyson Trujillo dances with his 18-year-old sister Jacelynn at her 'home prom' celebration

"We just have to make the most of what we have," Ruiz said.

18-year-old Jacelynn Trujillo dances with her boyfriend, 17-year-old Zachery Ruiz, via Facetime

For this brother and sister, prom turned out better than they could've ever expected.
"This has been the best night of my life. it's been so fun." Tyson shared with delight.

18-year-old Jacelynn Trujillo and her nine-year-old brother Tyson Trujillo play with balloons at her 'home prom' celebration

"The best night ever. I couldn't have asked for anything more," Jacelynn said, gushing over the whole experience.
"I'm pretty special and lucky that I have them in my life."

In the end, Jacelynn and Tyson got to make this night their own, and build these memories together.

"It's cool that I get to take my brother to his first prom," she said. "And he gets to take me to my last."