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Teen with down syndrome crowned homecoming king, busts out dance

February 20th, 2020

There are some moments so special, touching, and uplifting that not only make one person overcome with emotions but groups of people as well.

That is exactly what Dryden Davis of Sullivan High School, Illinois experienced for his Homecoming event – a teenager with Down Syndrome.

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

Dryden had been crowned the “Homecoming King” at his high school’s reunion function. The announcement brought everyone in the arena not only on their feet in applause but in tears as well.

“We could not be more proud of our boy & this wonderful community we live in! He brought the house down & there wasn’t a dry eye around,” writes Cassie Davis, mom of Dryden Davis on her Facebook status.

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

Dryden Davis was born with down syndrome.

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

This reason alone provides much value and appreciation of his becoming the homecoming king of his high school reunion.

Of course, for hus parents Mr. & Mrs. Davis, this is a moment in their sons’ life which they will always cherish and remember.

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

To raise a child with a disability and to see him supported by so many in his community is something that is respected and appreciated by everyone.

The teen Dryden Davis himself is very happy and proud of his moment of acceptance and appreciation.

“Drydie had the night of his life tonight! On the way home, he was singing “I’m so happy I am king, I got a crown” We might have to keep his ego in check after tonight!”

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

To give his thanks to the audience and the homecoming judges of his high school, Dryden treated the all-standing crowd and judges with some cute dance moves after being crowned.

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

To confess my own feelings, when Dryden Davis’s name was pronounced as the winner of the 2020 Homecoming King, I was overcome with emotion upon seeing his joy.

The young Dryden slowly made his way towards the judges to be crowned king!

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

And when he pulled those cute dance moves of his, it was a spectacle to be seen and behold with great delight and pleasure.

It wasn’t long before the video of his crowning went viral when it was uploaded on social media, garnering over 300K likes alone on Instagram.

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Cassie Davis - Facebook Source: Cassie Davis - Facebook

The Sullivan High School’s page on Facebook has been flooded with several photos of Dryden’s crowning moment, his mother Cassie’s FB account, and several local media outlets.

Here is the update from Cassie Davis’s Facebook post on Dryden’s homecoming crowning ceremony:

These kinds of events and heartwarming occasions confirm one thing – there is still hope and acceptance for those who are different.

So, let us all take a vow today that no matter how different and uncommon a human being we come across in the future, we will always treat them with dignity, respect, and humanity which everyone deserves unconditionally.

Watch Dryden’s celebratory dance moves for yourself in the video below!

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Dryden Davis. Homecoming KING. (via @tipton.davis)

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Sources:

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Sullivan High School – Facebook

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Down Syndrome – Wikipedia

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