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ALBUQUERQUE, NM — An Albuquerque quarterback named homecoming king gave his crown to someone he says was more deserving — a friend who has special needs.

According to KOAT, Domonic Fischer is a varsity quarterback for West Mesa High School in Albuqueque, New Mexico. The football star is garnering a lot of attention after he did the unexpected when crowned king in front of the whole school this past week.

Before calling his friend Anthony Harris to the stage, Fischer said “I don’t deserve this.” He then gave the crown and all the honors to Anthony, a buddy of his who was diagnosed with autism.

KOAT reports Anthony is feeling good about his new “royal status.”

“It’s awesome being king because I love it,” said Anthony.

Domonic says Anthony deserves to be king more than anyone else.

What a great friendship!