Autistic kid who always sat alone at school lunch suddenly has a football player as a companion

Apr 04, 2018
09:30 P.M.
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While is normal for most of these children to eat alone at lunchtime, this notorious player didn't seem to care about the little boy's condition.


Bo Paske is a young boy who seats alone during lunchtime every single day, but this time, some Florida State University football players were visiting the school.

According to Asombrosamente, Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph noticed that the boy was eating alone and simply decided to join him for lunch.

According to CBS Sports, the player didn't know why the child was sitting alone and at that moment, he didn't understand the impact his simple, sweet action would have on the boy's mother.

According to Sports Illustrated, Leah Paske, Bo’s mother, posted a photo of the two on Facebook and explained that she was very touched by Rudolph’s actions.

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She explained that her son has autism, that he has to eat alone every day, and that she has feelings of anxiety for him, as he's just starting middle school.

'I'm not sure what exactly made this incredibly kind man share a lunch table with my son, but I'm happy to say that it will not soon be forgotten,' she wrote in the caption of the now-viral photo.


She explained how she discovered that Rudolph actually sat with her son, claiming that a friend sent the picture of them eating together and when she saw it with the caption 'Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son,' she didn't even know who he was.

'Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life!' she finally captioned.


At the time, Rudolph claimed that reading Leah's note almost made him cry, and then the wide receiver gave Bo a jersey. One day, Bo even met and had dinner with the entire Florida State football team.

In a fantastic gesture from Rudolph to try and brighten the young man's day, he ended up making a lot of fans, an according to Today, the Florida State wide receiver signed on as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants.