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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:45 AM

Homecoming Surprise for Tennessee Teen

http://news.yahoo.com/homecoming-surprise-tennessee-teen-200343676--abc-news-topstories.html

Three Tennessee homecoming king nominees made a unanimous and touching decision that no matter who won, they would give the crown to a beloved student with a genetic condition.

Students Jesse Cooper, Drew Gibbs and Zeke Grissom were all nominated for homecoming king at Community High School's basketball homecoming ceremony.

The teens got together and decided that the winner would turn over the honor to junior Scotty Maloney, who has Williams Syndrome, a neurological disorder that inhibits learning and speech.

"I've been blessed with so many things," Cooper told ABC News' Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV. "I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days."

"He's always happy, so he deserves some recognition for who he is," Gibbs said.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:50 AM

1. How cool is that???

It's so great to hear some good news, for a change!

Thanks, Celebration!

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:03 AM

2. I love stories like this......

Gives me even more faith in the upcoming generation.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:47 AM

3. Whenever I think that this generation...

is beyond hope, a story like this pops up and restores my faith in humanity.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:47 AM

4. Williams syndrome kids are almost always sunny in their disposition

Hard not to like them.

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