Homecoming Queen Gives Up Her Crown For A Nominee Who Lost Her Mom

Nyla Covington, a senior at Mississippi’s Forrest County Agricultural High School, was voted Homecoming Queen by her fellow students and was celebrated for her beauty and grace that day.

But to everyone’s surprise, she gave her crown to Brittany Walters, one of the competitors.

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Brittany had made a promise to her mother, who had always supported her at school events but sadly passed away from cancer before this one, that she would attend her Homecoming with her father.

Her mother, AJ Walters, had been the school’s administrator and was well-loved by everyone.

Nyla explained, “It was really just for her, to bring up her day a little bit. She’d rather have her mom than a crown, but the point was, I was telling her that she was her mom’s queen and I was just letting her know that she was loved by many, and especially me.”

After asking for permission from school officials, she gave up her crown. It was a heartwarming scene for everyone to watch.

It is not every day that you see someone giving up something so dear to her as an extension of love to someone who needs it the most.

It was a surreal moment for Brittany when Nyla slowly walked towards her and her father across the field.

Brittany felt an overwhelming amount of love from Nyla and other people. “I just felt so much love from her, and I just felt so much love for her and the whole school. As soon as I got off the field, I just got hundreds of hugs from every single person in the stands.” Everyone was in tears that day.

It’s a great beauty to see people carrying one another’s burdens. For we are indeed, better together!

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:4


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