(KCEN) -- An autistic teen on his high school's homecoming court lands a date with the girl he calls the prettiest in the whole school.
Tyler Morris is autistic and as you can see, loved by his fellow students at Fernandina Beach High School.
He was pumped up this Friday night, one of 12 male students nominated to the homecoming court.
"It means for me, to be excited about it, it means good things to come my way," Morris said.
Morris brought flowers to school one day and asked Mariah McMullin to escort him at homecoming, she immediately accepted.
Mariah made Tyler a sash saying "Tyler is my king."
"I think she was a pretty girl, for her to be my escort, and also I think she will do good, really good."
"I am really flattered, I am really excited. He is just the sweetest thing. He can talk to anyone. He just has a heart of gold really," says McMullin.
As he was introduced at half-time, Morris and his escort got a huge ovation from the student body and just a few minutes later what seemed like the inevitable, Morris was announced as the king of the court .
"I think it is awesome. It is the awesomest time I have ever had in my whole entire life," he said.
Tyler's guidance counselor says he had the highest vote total of anyone since he started running the homecoming event ten years ago.
One reason students love Tyler is his unique ability to ask your birthday and never forget it.