This is SO special!
And a testament to their peers for recognizing greatness!
This past Friday two Indiana high schoolers, Seth Knox and Kelsey Roeser, who are both 18 and both have autism were BOTH voted and crowned Homecoming King & Queen at their Tri-West High School in Lizton, Indiana.
And it wasn't even close!
Seth Knox received a hundred percent of the votes from his peers while Kelsey got well over eighty percent of the votes!
Here's what their teacher, who counted the votes, said:
"I cried. I was just amazed our student body could have done this out of the kindness of their hearts."
The teacher went on to describe the type of music that the two teenaged loves like, and it's obvious they have great taste!!!
"Seth loves music. His favorite song is We Are Family. Kelsey loves Justin Bieber, One Direction and Disney princesses."
The student body president also had some ah-mazingly kind words to say about both the king and queen!
Here's what she said:
"Every single day I walk into the room and Seth is singing a song. And it doesn't matter if you are having a bad day or a good day. He's going to make you smile. Kelsey is going to come up to you and give you a hug," she said, "or try and talk to you and hold your hand."
Two people that were watching the show go down, which happened during halftime of a school basketball game, and who were both so touched by the magic were the king and queen's parents!
Here's what Seth's mom Angie Jones said:
"When he first started school, I worried about the bullying and all that stuff. It didn't turn out like that. Everybody loves him."
And here's what Kelsey Roeser said:
"For this group of kids to accept these special-needs kids you can't put that into words, what that means as a parent."
You can't put it into words, but you sure you feel it in your heart!
And ours is exploding with feelings of love!!!
Congratulations!!! You both totally deserve it!!!
[Image via Twitter.]
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