WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee provided said confirmation via the story of Scotty Maloney’s homecoming win in Unionville, Tennessee. Scotty is a high school junior with Williams Syndrome. Williams Syndrome is a neurological disorder that inhibits learning and speech, but it apparently has no effect on joy and positivity. Scotty is known in his high school (Unionville Community High School) as being a source of happiness, so at homecoming three seniors nominated for homecoming king agreed to reward Scotty for what he gives to others.
The three seniors who were nominated – Jesse Cooper, Drew Gibbs, and Zeke Grissom – agreed before the results ceremony that regardless of who won to give the crown to Scotty. The crowd in attendance at homecoming erupted into a standing ovation and Scotty was given a memory that he will be able to carry with him forever. How fabulous is that??!!
Photo Credit: WKRN-TV, Nashville
Thank you Jesse Cooper, Drew Gibbs, and Zeke Grissom for reminding us all that it is in the small things that we give each other that our humanity is confirmed. And congratulations Scotty – keep inspiring others with your joy!
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