All over the country proms and graduations are being canceled due to COVID-19. As home-based alternatives begin to emerge, family members are getting creative, often hosting virtual gatherings to celebrate the disappointed teens. And, surprisingly kids are getting in on the action too.
According to Grown and Flown, when 7-year-old Curtis Rogers learned that the prom was canceled for his nanny, Rachel Campman, a senior at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, he took matters into his own hands and decided to host a mini-prom on her behalf.
"Tonight Curtis hosted a 'Mini-Prom' for Rachel, our amazing nanny whose senior prom was canceled," said Elissa, Curtis's mom in a photo on Facebook. "He planned almost everything including the promposal, the fancy table to eat at, the three-course menu, and the playlist of their favorite songs. It wasn't the prom any of us expected but it was an incredible night."
The elementary student was also donned in a navy checkered tuxedo—enhanced with a purple bow tie that matched Chapman's dress. And of course an at-home prom wouldn't be complete without social distancing. The boy's family used a pool noodle to maintain a safe social distance.
Her response? "It made me feel special because it showed me he really cared," Chapman told TODAY.
This is the sweetest thing we've ever seen.