Trinity Arrington was just named S&S High School’s homecoming queen. But instead of taking all the credit, the teen did what she thought was right and shared the crown with her friend and fellow nominee, Emily Petty.
Since they met last year, Trinity has loved Emily, a teen with Down syndrome. It was the start of their friendship when Trinity started eating her lunch in the special education classroom at their high school. There, she became good friends with Emily.
Even though they found out they had a lot in common, neither thought they would be nominated for homecoming queen this year.
Trinity’s classmates asked her if she wanted to win. She told them that Emily would be happier if she did, so she asked her friends to vote for Emily.
But in the end, Trinity still won before the homecoming game. But after the announcement, Trinity walked over to her high school friend Emily, took off her crown, and put it on her head. Trinity decided to share the spotlight with Emily, her best friend.
“My sweet friend Emily has always wanted to be a princess, so I gave her my crown,” she told KXII. “I thought she deserved it, so I did it.”
When Trinity thought back to the time, she said, “I cried when I decided to give her my crown.”
In an interview, the couple said they had a great time holding hands, waving to the crowd, and blowing kisses to their friends who were watching. Emily’s favourite part was when they blew kisses on their friends who were watching. For Trinity, the best part was sharing such a special moment with Emily.
“We had to do it as a group. “I think that was my favourite part,” said Trinity. “She’s been my queen forever, and she deserved it. She was happy about it.”
Emily could only say a few words about what had happened, but those few words said a lot. “I love her. She said, “Every day.”
Meredith McCown, a nightside reporter and weekend anchor for KXII in Sherman, Texas, posted a clip of her interview with Trinity and Emily on her Facebook page. It was clear from the video that the two high school friends loved each other a lot. From how they talked about each other and held hands, it was clear these two would be friends for life.
Trinity was kind when she gave someone else a piece of something that could have been hers alone. This woman cared a lot about people with special needs, and she is an excellent example to her peers because she is a loving person who cares more about the happiness of her friends than her own.