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This Homecoming King And Queen With Down Syndrome Will Melt Your Heart

Bubba Hunter and Semone Adkins, popular in their Florida school, won over their classmates and were voted homecoming king and queen.

Posted on October 14, 2013, at 12:17 p.m. ET

West Orange High School students in Orlando, Florida, chose Semone Adkins and Bubba Hunter as homecoming queen and king, a couple with Down syndrome.

It's the first time two students with Down syndrome were awarded the honor in Florida, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida told WFTV.

The two made an an appropriately royal entrance. Adkins appeared in a red Ferrari.

Hunter rolled in on a black Maserati, and he was pumped.

The couple's mothers were overjoyed.

Via facebook.com

"I am so happy. Words cannot express what I am feeling right now. I am so proud of him," Hunter's mother, Janice Morgan, said to WFTV. "We love you guys."

"She is a beautiful girl. Not just outside but inside also," said Karen McNeil, Adkins' mother.

"We are not doing this because we feel bad for them or anything like that," football captain Hayden Griffitts told Fox 19. "We are doing this because we genuinely like Bubba and Semone."

The hero we need.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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