L.A. student Jake Davidson has a crush on Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton. Naturally, he figured it couldn’t hurt to ask her to be his prom date. What did he have to lose, right?

He turned to the Twitterverse to help get his message out:

And got character witnesses:

https://twitter.com/TomerElkayam74/status/313534319228497920

It was a long shot. Perhaps the longest of long shots. But the great thing about America is that dreams really can come true:

Davidson appeared this morning on the TODAY Show:

Where he got another special treat:

Upton still hasn’t confirmed whether or not she’ll go with Davidson to prom, but if it’s a go, a private security firm (according to its Twitter account) has offered its services:

Dudes everywhere are green with envy.

https://twitter.com/scottyboyAP/status/314437903075905536

But they’ve gotta give him his props:

https://twitter.com/D90F/status/314433937357295617

https://twitter.com/jew_knows/status/314426950074646529

Heh.

Good luck, Jake!