- Seven-year-old Curtis Rogers surprises his babysitter with dinner and dance, hoping to cheer her up after her senior prom has been canceled.
- The little boy asked his mom to help him surprise his babysitter, Rachel Chapman.
- Their mini-prom is just too cute (see the photos), taking into consideration social distancing protocols too!
Sanderson High School in Raleigh, North Carolina canceled all the senior events for the class of 2020, following the social distancing guidelines implemented throughout the country. This means that Rachel Chapman’s senior prom is not gonna happen this year.
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Rachel works part-time as a babysitter for Curtis Rogers, 7 years old. She has established a relationship with the boy and his mother but had to stop seeing him as well because of the coronavirus outbreak.
“She has become a part of our family … he absolutely adores her,” Elissa Rogers told GMA. “She’s a just great person with a good heart so it’s been a blessing to have her helping us out with Curtis.”
Elissa was talking to her son, telling him about the coronavirus lockdown and how his babysitter is unable to watch him until the quarantine protocols are lifted. She also mentioned in passing that Rachel could not even attend her prom because of the lockdown.
“We can throw a mini prom,” the boy replied. This is the part where the idea for their surprise started. The little boy and his mother were hand-in-hand in planning for this mini-prom on their backyard.
“I planned it out because Rachel probably just wanted to see me a lot and she is one of the best people I’ve known,” he told local media.
Rachel’s mom shared the pictures of their mini prom reunion on social media and it was just too adorable. The boy and his babysitter were unable to see each other for the two months that their community is in lockdown.
Rachel arrived at the house, seeing the little boy dressed in a suit. Their reunion took into consideration social distancing protocols too. The pair made use of six-foot pool-noodle and jump ropes to maintain a safe distance between them.
“I was so surprised,” Rachel told Good Morning America, “I had no idea he was going to go all out. It was very thoughtful and sweet.”
The boy created a menu for their dinner together, putting in some of his favorite foods that he thinks they would both enjoy. Rachel and Curtis had peanut butter and apples for their appetizer, smoothies for dessert, and Chick-fil-A as their main course.
The prom was incomplete without dancing.
Source: Tank’s Good News