A high school senior in New Jersey named Patrick Smith asked a girl to prom in front of 2,000 people at some sort of pep rally in April. And now the video of it that his friend posted is going viral, because she REJECTED him.
He was holding a microphone, and when she said she already had a date, the whole crowd reacted. Luckily they’re still friends, and he found another date. Apparently getting shot down didn’t turn him off of the whole elaborate prom-posal thing though.
He asked the other girl by showing up to her house with a giant sign.
Anthony Pinnisi and Chloe Albrite are students at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Virginia . . . and even though it’s a few months away, they’re already thinking about going to prom. Not with each other, though.
Anthony texted Chloe on Wednesday night, and asked if he could take her HOT MOM to prom if he got enough retweets. She thought it was pretty ridiculous, but they agreed on 500,000 retweets, and if he hit that number he would ask her mom.
So he tweeted “Help a dude out” that night, with a few photos of Chloe’s mom, and a screenshot showing their texts about the retweet challenge.
And . . . the Internet was TOTALLY on board.
By yesterday morning, he had more than 55,000 retweets . . . but his school found out and made him take the tweet down.
(Here are some photos of Anthony, Chloe, and Chloe’s mom, starting with screenshots of the exchange between Anthony and Chloe that got things going.)