connectVideoProm night turns magical for a student with autism
A Nevada high school prom night turned fairy tales as Edgar, a student with autism wins prom king and takes over the dance floor in front of the entire audience.
It was a perfect night indeed.
A Nevada middle school was recently surprised to be crowned prom king at the big dance, and the moment was captured in video recordings that heart hit on the internet.
In recent days, a clip of the sweet scene hit on Facebook, where it has since gone viral with more than 46,000 views. According to Fox 13, the teenager in the video, Edgar, was surprised to be awarded the coveted crown on prom night, after a classmate with the name Shaun “stepped down from the glory”, and asked Edgar, who has autism, the title in the place.
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In the images, a school official announces Edgar’s name as king of the dance on the speaker in the festive hall, and the audience erupts in cheers.
“Edgar! Edgar! Edgar! Edgar!” the students sing and shout in support.
The prom king is all smiles as he accepts the crown, and shares a hug with the officer, touching his new royal diadem in apparent disbelief. Soon, he was tearing in response to the overwhelming happy moment.
Minutes later, Edgar hit the dance floor with a student who appeared the queen of the ball, sashaying and waving to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” — a casual tune for the special moment — for the rest of the prom-goers.
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In the days since the story has since hit the heartstrings with social media.
“This was so touching to see that humanity is still alive. These teens are exceptional, and their parents should be so proud,” a Facebook fan wrote online. “Great joy and blessing to you all. He will never forget your kindness.”
“This renews my hope for the future generations. A simple act of kindness can mean so much to a person with Autism,” another agreed. “This is probably made his parents the night even more.”
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“It is so hard not to know if my child will be accepted at the school or family. I hope that he has friends such as these.”