When the two fourth grade class are merged, he shares his desk with Nelson Muntz, who befriends him. While spending time with Kevin, Nelson is shown to be overly supportive and protective of him. When Bart falls off the slide, after Nikki rejects him, Nelson teaches Kevin to laugh at him. After the ban is lifted, Kevin asks Nelson to let him feel his face so that he could see him through his fingers. While mistaking Nelson's face for something else, Nelson punches him, restoring his vision. Nelson praises Kevin after the blind boy uses his own trademark laugh against him.
Curiously, he is seen as a member of the audience attending Lisa's Black History Month PowerPoint presentation, which occurred before the No Hands Policy was briefly legalized, and therefore, before he was officially introduced.
When Nelson punches Kevin, he says "Nelson, your punch restored my vision! I can see again!", possibly hinting that Kevin could see at a prior time in his life. This could be, however, simply a grammatical oversight.