John Krasinski Is Throwing A Virtual Prom For Quarantined High Schoolers
By Paris Close
April 17, 2020
DJ John Krasinski is playing live on the-ones-and-twos!
With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic causing schools across the nation to close its doors, high school students everywhere will be missing out on some milestone events like graduation and prom. So, with his latest act of good, the Office alum pledged to do something awesome for seniors stuck at home in quarantine by throwing a virtual prom.
“That’s right class of 2020. I’m DJing your prom with some friends this Friday night 8EST/5PST!!” the star wrote on Instagram, teasing tonight’s (April 17) at-home event, being hosted via Krasinski’s YouTube channel, Some Good News. The Quiet Place actor even shared a throwback picture from his own prom day with the caption, “Can’t take it anymore how much you are all missing your prom.”
It's unclear which "friends" will be joining the star's virtual prom, but we can only imagine some exciting celebrity cameos.
Krasinski’s virtual prom event is the latest in a long line of positive and uplifting acts of kindness the actor has shown since launching his feel-good series, which highlights encouraging stories during these unprecedented times we’re facing amid the health crisis.
Earlier this week, he surprised Boston healthcare workers with a special shoutout from the city as well as Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, who gifted medical staff lifetime tickets to their games. In another episode of the show, Krasinski surprised a young Hamilton fan with a special sing-along from the original Broadway cast and promised the birthday girl tickets to see the production once the nationwide crisis has been resolved.
As of Friday (April 17), more than 680,500 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States, which has led many non-essential businesses to shutter its doors and educational institutions nationwide to close for the remainder of the year.
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