7-Year-Old Throws Prom for His Babysitter After Hers Was Canceled Due to Coronavirus

May 29, 2020
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The prom must go on!

After Rachel Chapman’s high school prom in North Carolina was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the adorable seven-year-old she babysits decided to organize his own mini-celebration for her.

With the help of his mother, Curtis Rogers planned the entire bash in the family’s backyard.

“When we told him that she wasn’t getting a prom, he’s like, ‘Well, we could do a mini prom,'” Curtis’ mother told WTVD.

Curtis started by creating a sign for the promposal and then worked on figuring out the three-course menu, picking out the table decorations and making the perfect playlist.

On the night of the prom, Curtis wore a spiffy blue checkered suit and Rachel, 17, came dressed in a flowing pink dress. He made sure his bowtie matched her outfit.

After making a toast, the pair danced but kept a safe distance with the help of a pool noodle.

While Rachel had been babysitting Curtis for about a year, she hadn’t seen him in two months due to the pandemic.

“It was very sweet of him, really thoughtful,” Rachel said of the evening. “It was the first time I saw him in two months after seeing him, like, every day. It was just, like, really fun and I’m really glad that he did that.”

Curtis said he was motivated to throw the prom because Rachel is “the best nanny ever.”

“I planned it out because Rachel probably just wanted to see me a lot and she also is one of the best people I’ve known,” he added.

In the fall, Rachel is set to attend East Carolina University.

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