American Homecoming King Passes Crown To Football Manager With Cerebral Palsy

If American teen movies taught me anything, it's that Homecomings are a pretty big deal. I still don't quite understand exactly what they are, mind. Just that there's usually a big football game and a marching band.

Anyway, being crowned 'Homecoming King' is huge. However, Max Akin decided to do something a bit different with his new title.

After being presented with his prize, he turned to his fellow nominee and friend, K.L. Norwood, who has cerebral palsy, and gave him his crown.

Akin told WFAA: "I think it should've gone to the person who positively uplifts the school and everybody around him and that person is K.L., for sure."

He added: "I didn't know when I would have the right time to do it.

"But I saw K.L., came over and gave him a hug, and I knew that he wanted that crown more than anything."

Fossil Ridge went on to win the game 40-12.

The team's football coach, Tony Baccarini, said: "Max - that's just what he is, and that's what our team is, too.

"They love each other, and that's why we're successful."

What an incredible gesture. You're the real MVP, Max Akin.

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Sian Broderick

Sian is the Junior Editor of Pretty52. She loves crap telly, anything leopard print, and never leaves the house without her gold hoops.

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