Remember back in the day, when Justin Timberlake promised to go to the Marine Corps Ball with Corporal Kelsey DeSantis, but no one really believed that he would do it?

Well, he did go to that ball, goddammit, and not only did he go, he was genuinely taken with the grace and welcoming nature of his date. Following the event, the man who single-handedly brought sexy back wrote on his blog that DeSantis was more concerned about his well-being than her own:

She seemed to me to be so humble and honest… Very cool. She also simultaneously seemed like she was nervous about the whole evening and if I was going to enjoy myself. “Are you ok?” she asked 2 or 3 times. “I hope you are having fun. I know you will once my crew of friends get here to the table.” I have to tell you, it’s not every day that I meet a 23 year old girl and she’s more worried about if I’m having fun or if I’m comfortable! It hit me all of a sudden that these were the type of people that look after us and our freedom… Humble, concerned for others before themselves… This was the type of person our Marine Corps was building. I was really blown away.

That’s the way the Marines roll, JT. And that’s called bringing awesome back.