Homecoming Queen Gives Her Bullied Friend The Honor Of A Lifetime
A real-life "Mean Girls" ending.
Good triumphed over mean pettiness at a Texas high school last Friday.
After bullies pulled a prank on their friend, homecoming court nominees Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez vowed that if they won they'd give her the crown. Lillian Skinner, 17, a person who Martinez describes as "always happy" was falsely told she made it onto homecoming queen ballot NBC Washington reported.
After discovering that was just a joke, Lillian's best friends vowed to make the hurtful lie into a wonderful reality.
The two teens hatched a plan along with the Grand Prairie High School principal to present Lillian with the crown if one of them won, CBS reported. And that's exactly what happened. After Alvarez won Homecoming Queen, the principal announced to the crowd that she'd be presenting a student with the crown, as an honor. That student was Lillian.
"I was surprised," Lillian told CBS. "I was like, "my name is not on the poll. How is it that possible?" It was tears of happiness."
For her friends, her happiness made their plan totally worth it.
"Seeing the look on her face and the way she reacted toward it, it was priceless," Martinez told NBC. "I knew it was the right decision."
Principal Lorimer Arendse agrees: "Of all my time in school, this is probably the greatest moment I've ever experienced as a principal.