Justin Timberlake held true to his word and accompanied Corporal Kelsey DeSantis to the Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, VA on Saturday evening. Justin looked sharp in a tuxedo for the event, and afterwards he wrote a lengthy, emotional piece about Kelsey and everyone he met at the ball. JT gushed about meeting his "heroes," the men and women who serve the USA in the armed forces, and even hit the dance floor with Kelsey and her friends. Justin had to leave before the evening was over, but it sounds like he gave Kelsey and her buddies a night to remember. Kelsey originally asked Justin to the gala over YouTube after his friend and Friends With Benefits costar Mila Kunis got and accepted a similar invite to another military bash.
Justin started his piece writing, "I knew I would have an evening that I wouldn't forget... Something I could tell my friends about. What I didn't know was how moved I would be by the whole experience." Justin went on to say, "I felt so proud to be there. I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes. It's funny too because a lot of them are SO younger than me." He finished it off by thanking his date, "Thank you Corporal Kelsey DeSantis. Thank you for inviting me. And, thank you for being my hero." Read Justin Timberlake's whole piece on his website.