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Homecoming King Nominees Forfeit Title, Give It to Disabled Classmate [VIDEO]

Three selfless teens in Tennessee were treated to a much-deserved standing ovation for their amazing gesture toward a special-needs classmate at their recent homecoming event.

Jesse Cooper, Drew Gibbs and Zeke Grissom were nominated for Homecoming King at Community High School in the town of Unionville, but secretly made a pact to forfeit the title, regardless of who won. They gave the crown to Scotty Maloney, a Junior with Williams Syndrome. The neurological disorder inhibits speech and learning, but unlike autism, causes those afflicted with it to be abundantly friendly and happy.

We can’t help but wonder if the incredible gestures made by Danny Leideker’s classmates at Linden High School are catching on across the country. Seniors crowned Leideker Homecoming King earlier this year.

Jesse Cooper received the most votes, and graciously relinquished the honor to Maloney.

“I’ve been blessed with so many things. I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days.”

We challenge you to watch the video without getting a little choked up!

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