NEW YORK (ABC NEWS ) – “Will you goat to the prom with me?”
That’s what was written on a sign held by Charlotte, North Carolina, teen Drew Emerine, who brought two goats and flowers along with him to ask out a girl to prom this past Monday.
The girl’s reaction?
“She just went, ‘Are those goats?’ and then finally realized she should say yes,” Emerine told ABC News today. “Then we played with the goats for half an hour.”
Emerine contacted Whispering Hope Farm via email only saying, “I need a goat Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.” at a local park in Charlotte, farm owner Sonya Somerville told ABC News today.
“At first I thought a teenager was going to prank me, but when I got to the park, he explained what he was going to do,” Somerville said. “And I thought, that’s so cool! I wonder what you’ll do when you propose to the girl you’re going to get married to.”
Somerville brought along two one-month-old goats — Dotty and Gerald — who are used to going to events for things like children’s parties, though they’ve never been part of a prom proposal. She said she brought two since if one goat went alone it would cry.
Emerine said he set up at a local park and a mutual friend led the girl Lauren Lucas from the school to the park with her eyes closed. They then told her to open her eyes, and he popped the big question, he said.
And in case you’re wondering, Emerine and Lucas are “just friends,” Emerine said, he added that Lucas asked him to the Sadie Hawkin’s dance at their school, Providence Day School, last month.
And why goats?
“It’s an old inside joke that’s kind of hard to explain between Lauren and I,” Emerine said. “I’ve always had a goat emoji by her name on my phone.”
Many are also expecting big things from Emerine in the future.
“I don’t have any concrete ideas for marriage proposals yet, but I’ve been advised to go rent out the entire farm and get fully grown horses and cows and pop the question with a clever pun,” he said.