— Jacob Staudenmaier (@upsettrout) April 4, 2017
You're either going to cry at how adorable this is or cringe, because it reminds you of those awkward teen years, but either way US high school student Jacob Staudenmaier has asked Emma Stone to be his prom date via an epic La La Land recreation. Seventeen-year-old Jacob, who does actually look and sound like a young Ryan Gosling, sings and dances his way through a his own version of La La Land's opening scene, renaming it "The Valley of the Sun". And he really went all out, from the traffic jam to the choreography.
Jacob said he knew he had to go big if he was going to do it, and was no doubt inspired (and encouraged) by a boy at his school who asked Miley Cyrus to prom three years prior and ended up on stage with her at one of her concerts.
He's posted his request to Twitter, and tagged Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone doesn't have Twitter, but we're sure Ryan will pass on the message. Good luck, Jacob!