So Norwood, a student with cerebral palsy, duly walked over to Akin. And then, standing in front of the crowd, Akin removed his crown and dropped down to one knee, holding it out in front of him.
It turned out that, in an exceptionally kind gesture, Akin was offering the homecoming king crown to his friend. And in September 2016, Norwood would tell Today about what had gone on in that moment. “He gave me a hug, and then he said, ‘I love you,’ and then he gave [the crown] to me,” he said.