While speaking to local news channel WFAA, moreover, Norwood described the moment as “absolutely terrific.” And the crowd clearly thought it was fantastic, too. Indeed, Akin’s kind gesture had the crowd chanting Norwood’s name.
So why did Akin give up his crown? Well, he told Today that ever since the candidates for homecoming king had been announced, he knew what should happen. In particular, he knew that, whatever happened, Norwood should be the one who earned the crown.