A teen from Richmond Hill, Georgia decided to ask out his crush in a sublime way.
Seventeen-year-old Michael Nguyen and his classmate, Natalie Salguero, have been friends since freshman year of high school.
But recently, Nguyen decided he wanted to take his relationship with Salguero to the next level. On Feb. 23, he worked up the nerve to ask her out during their sociology class ― and he did so in a very creative way.
“He passed me a lime that had his number written on it,” Salguero told the Huffington Post. “I looked at him in confusion as to what type of joke he was trying to play. He then told me, ‘It’s my pick-up lime,’ which led to me and everyone in the class laughing their asses off.”
Thinking it was a joke, another student in the class asked Nguyen why he made it.
“And he said so seriously, ‘I made it for her’,” Salguero said. “Which caused everyone in the class to say, ‘Aww’ and I just laughed it off because my face was so red.”
Salguero posted pictures of the pick-up lime to Twitter, where it was RTed nearly 600 times and received over 1,000 likes.
Her caption said: “This is Michael. Michael gave me a lime. It had his number ,Then proceeded to say “It’s a pickup lime”
And though the gesture was sweet, Salguero told HuffPost she sees Nguyen strictly as a friend.
But don’t get sour about it, Nguyen seems to have taken the everything pretty well.
“We still talk in class all the time,” Salguero said. “He’s a good friend.”
The Huffington Post reached out to Nguyen but didn’t hear back at the time of publication. This story may be updated.