To Know Him Is To Love Him

Three high school nominees for Homecoming King decided that no matter which one of them won, they would give the crown to a young man with special needs. This was no prank or way to embarrass him. It was an honor for a beloved junior named Scotty Maloney, who has Williams Syndrome, a neurological disorder that inhibits learning and speech. Homecoming night he got a lot of that loving back–and wild cheering along with a standing ovation.–abc-news-topstories.html


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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4 Responses to To Know Him Is To Love Him

  1. It’s good to be reminded that there are young people that have compassion within them..Diane

    • russtowne says:

      I believe there are more young people who have compassion than not. They just don’t tend to get as many articles written about them. I wonder what would happen if they did.


  2. bulldogsturf says:

    What a wonderful show of caring displayed by the youth… this does give me hope for the future…

  3. russtowne says:

    I believe that caring is closer to the norm than not. Sadly, so are fear and the feeling of powerlessness. If we can empower those who care, I believe the world would improve in many wonderful ways.


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