Eliza Gold
May 22, 2016 10:20 am
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Bindi Irwin has many wild experiences under her belt, but prom isn’t one of them. However, thanks to Irwin’s boyfriend Chandler Powell, this is about to change.

“He was really kind,” 17-year-old Irwin told People Magazine. “He said, ‘You don’t really get a prom, so would you please come with me to mine?’ ”

It turns out that Powell is a smart thinker when it comes to promposals. Knowing that Bindi, who as the daughter of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin, has dedicated her life to carrying on her father’s work with animals, it was clear he was going to need a furry friend to help out. Thankfully, he has one on hand, and came up with a truly adorable and perfect way to ask Bindi to prom.

“Chandler has a really beautiful dog named Percy and Percy is one of my best friends now. So he tied a note to Percy’s collar and Percy came bounding out,” Irwin revealed. “It was very sweet. I feel very blessed.”

The prom story is super sweet, but the young couple dressed up for another event this this week at the first-ever Steve Irwin Gala Dinner, held in Los Angeles.

“It’s nice to have him just a little bit closer and in the same time zone,” Irwin added. Powell, who is a professional wakeboarder, is currently attending college in Florida. Seeing as thought it’s right around the time of end-of-the-year exams, Irwin is lucky her boyfriend was able to get away and join in the event honoring her father’s work.  “I’m so happy to take him to the gala,” she added.

They are just about the cutest couple on the planet. We hope Bindi and Chandler have a fantastic prom together, and many more great dates to come. It’s just impossible not to root for them!

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