Classmates crown teen with Autism as Prom King

MANSFIELD, TX (WCMH)– Buddy Evans will never forget his senior prom thanks to his classmates who helped make it a memorable night for the teen with Autism.

According to KSLA, Laurie Evans, Buddy’s mom, had no idea that when she dropped her son off for his senior prom, that he would become Mansfield High School’s Prom King.

“It just brought tears to my eyes, I was so excited,” Laurie said.

Buddy is non-verbal, but according to Laurie, Buddy is able to do everything else. For his big night, she wanted him dressed in something she felt defined him and was appropriate.

However, Laurie says some people joked that Buddy’s outfit looked more like a Rubik’s Cube.

“I didn’t see the Rubik’s cube. I saw the colors of autism,” Laurie told KSLA. “I wanted a jacket made of puzzle pieces which represent autism.”

And Buddy’s coronation was no act of pity by his classmates. No, Buddy earned the honor of Mansfield High Prom King.

“They all know him. Everywhere we go. ‘Hey buddy’ – we could be in the store, the girls, even the little girls say ‘hey buddy’ and I’m like Buddy you know them?” Laurie said laughing.

Buddy is expected to graduate from high school, May 13.

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