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There's A New Prom King In Town - And He's Only 7 Years Old!

You have to see what this second grader did to make his babysitter feel special.


I don't know about you, but my senior prom wasn't all that memorable – except for my hairdo, which was secured in place by no less than a hundred bobby pins and an entire can of Aquanet hairspray. That, I will never forget.

Recently, a young woman in North Carolina had a prom night she'll likely remember forever – and not because of an unfortunate hairstyle.

Rachel Chapman has been a nanny to seven-year-old Curtis Rogers for over a year. When she found out her prom was canceled because of the coronavirus, she was upset that she wouldn't be able to wear her dress or hang out with friends, most of whom she hasn't seen since her school closed in March.

Due to the quarantine, Rogers hadn't seen Chapman in over two months. He wanted to do something special to cheer her up, so he decided to throw a socially distant prom for her in his backyard.

After he made up his mind, Rogers surprised his nanny with a "promposal," where he held up a sign that read: "Mini prom is not today, but will you join me on Monday." Of course, Chapman's answer was yes.

Curtis Rogers wanted to cheer up his babysitter, so he asked her to attend a socially distant prom in his backyard. @bhchapman

"I planned it out because Rachel probably wanted to see me a lot," Curtis told WTVD-TV. "She also is one of the best people I've known."

Rogers pulled out all the stops to make the prom special, including having their favorite snack, peanut butter and apples, as an appetizer, and Google served as the DJ as they danced to some of Chapman's favorite songs. He even used a pool noodle to make sure they stayed the CDC-recommended six feet apart while they celebrated.

Rogers and Chapman's dance moves will put a smile on your face...

"I was kind of bummed putting my dress on because I was sad; I don't get to wear it to my senior prom," Chapman said. "After leaving it and having that time with him because it was the first time I had seen him in two months, it was like, really fun, and I'm really glad that he did that."

Rogers used a pool noodle to make sure they stayed safe during while they ate, danced and enjoyed their evening. @bhchapman

Rogers also dressed to impress for the event and wore a three-piece suit and a bow tie that matched the color of Champan's dress.

Curtis' mom Elissa stood by to capture photos and videos, which were later shared on Twitter and quickly went viral.

"They're awesome together," Elissa said of her son and his babysitter. "They have tons of fun. She's really become a special part of our family. We love her. She's awesome."

We could all be more like Rogers and do something special for those who have made a difference in our lives. We're sure Chapman will never forget his amazing act of kindness!

Could these two be any more adorable? I think not. @bhchapman

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