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WATCH: Their promposal video went viral, but their friendship goes much further

By: STEVE HARTMAN, CBS NEWS
May 26, 2018 Updated: May 29, 2018 at 8:54 am
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photo - Rachel Newberry and Ben Robinson CBS NEWS
Rachel Newberry and Ben Robinson CBS NEWS 

BURNSVILLE, N.C. -- At Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, North Carolina, Rachel Newberry caught Ben Robinson completely off guard. He was a little surprised, a little shocked.

Ben, who has Down syndrome, had no idea Rachel was going to ask him to senior prom.

Every year we see stories like this -- a typical kid inviting a special needs kid to prom. Stories of kindness. But what makes this so different is that Rachel wasn't trying to be kind.

In fact, when she posted the video and strangers started commenting that she was this amazing, incredible young lady with a very good heart, Rachel was a little put off.

Rachel Newberry and Ben Robinson. CBS NEWS 

"Yeah, it's not that at all. I don't think that me asking my friend to prom makes me a good person," Rachel said.

Read the full story at CBS News.

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