Alex Bregman and Lance McCullers surprise St. Thomas High School seniors by crashing the students’ virtual prom night on Zoom.
“Alex Bregman is joining the call” flashed across Chris Rootes’ computer screen on Saturday night, as he and his St. Thomas High School classmates celebrated their prom virtually over Zoom. Moments later, Lance McCullers’s face appeared on the video conference app, too.
“Everybody was kind of in shock, because they randomly jumped on and nobody knew that was going to happen,” said Rootes, 18, of the World Series-winning prom-crashers. “We asked how their quarantine was going, but honestly I don’t really remember what we talked about. I was too distracted.”
Sure, Rootes and his peers were disappointed that their senior formal had been canceled under Harris County’s stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But having two of their favorite Astros players crash their digital party all but made up for it.
Karen Vine, whose son Thomas Fuller is also a senior at St. Thomas, organized the virtual get-together.