WATCH: 2 Homecoming Queens, 1 Incredible Act of Kindness

TIME

If you’ve ever imagined how Stephen King’s Carrie might have looked with an alternative ending, this story is for you.

A group of girls at Grand Prairie High School, in North Texas, nastily pranked their classmate, 17-year-old Lillian Skinner, by falsely telling her she’d been nominated for homecoming queen. When Skinner’s two longtime friends, Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez, who actually were nominated, heard about the prank they vowed to do something to help their friend.

The two girls planned that if either one of them won the homecoming crown, they would give it to Skinner. “She’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met,” says Martinez, explaining why they wanted to help their friend. Alvarez agrees: “We need people in this world like Lilly.”

As luck would have it, Alvarez was named homecoming queen in a ceremony in front of thousands of parents and classmates, but she immediately passed…

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