Curtis Rogers is 7 years old and decided that he wanted to cheer up his nanny. Rachel Chapman, who is a senior at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, was disappointed that her prom had gotten canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Rogers decided to throw her a mini-prom and he would be her date, according to Today.
Chapman has been a nanny for the Rogers family for the past year. Rogers decided to come up with a creative way to ask her to the mini-prom. While their neighborhood was having a parade to honor the Class of 2020, he held up a sign asking Chapman to go to prom with him in two days. He called his way of inviting her a “promposal.”
The little boy’s mother, Elissa Rogers, said that her son had come up with this elaborate plan all on his own and even came up with the aforementioned play of words on “prom” and “proposal.”
“He came up with the slogan. He’s a pretty creative kid and really wanted to make sure everything was perfect,” she said.
Chapman agreed to attend the mini-prom and showed up at the family’s home later in the week.
Chapman wore the prom dress she had picked out — a long, light purple gown. Rogers wore a navy tuxedo with a tiny bowtie to match his nanny’s dress. In the backyard, he had everything set up perfectly in preparation for the special night. He used a pool noodle to measure the distance between them to ensure they were social distancing and set two chairs six feet apart from one another. He had decorated the dinner table to look fancy, complete with a tablecloth and a bouquet of flowers. Propped up on the table was Champan’s senior photo.
For dinner, the pair enjoyed some of their favorite foods. This included apples and peanut butter, Chick-fil-A, and tropical smoothies.
Chapman, who will be heading to college in the fall, was deeply touched by how the little boy went out of the way to pull off this sweet gesture for her.
“It was really sweet. He even got my favorite drink and sauce. He remembered it all. It made me feel special because it showed me he really cared,” she said.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, seniors are missing out on a lot this year, including prom, due to cancellations as a result of COVID-19. In an effort to make up for this, Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, and Pauly DelVecchio all teamed up to put on a virtual prom which aired on Friday.