Written by: RAZC
It’s every high schooler’s dream. But when this popular football player was voted homecoming king, he rejected the crown for a very unexpected reason.
Now, this young man’s unorthodox response is sending shockwaves throughout his high school and around the world. This is powerful.
Max Akin is Fossil Ridge High School’s favorite quarterback — and he’s a good one at that. In the first half of Friday’s homecoming game, the senior quarterback secured an impressive 200 passing yards, 60 rushing yards, and four touchdowns.
But what this talented young quarterback did at half-time trumped his impressive performance on the field. And it’s simply beautiful.
Seconds after Max Akin was crowned homecoming king, he took a knee to present his crown to fellow nominee and friend, K.L. Norwood, who has cerebral palsy.
“I think it should’ve gone to the person who positively uplifts the school and everybody around him,” Max said, “and that person is K.L., for sure.”
“I didn’t know when I would have the right time to do it,” Akin told WFAA. “But I saw K.L., came over and gave him a hug, and I knew that he wanted that crown more than anything.”