FSU Football Player’s Act Of Kindness For Boy With Autism

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — An act of kindness caught on camera brought the mother of a young boy with autism to tears.

Leah Paske says she worries about her sixth grader son while he’s at school and even when he’s at lunch. She said some times a classmate will sit with him, but often her son eats alone.

For one day, she didn’t have to worry after her son, Bo, was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph.

A photo capturing Rudolph and Bo having lunch Tuesday at Tallahassee’s Montford Middle School has been making the rounds on social media.

Rudolph was among several football players visiting the school to meet with students when he saw Bo by himself at a table in the lunch room and asked if he could sit with him.

He said the two had a great conversation, calling Bo a “cool” person whom he’d hang out with any day.

Paske, who posted the photo on her Facebook page, said she was moved to tears and is grateful for the kindness Rudolph showed her son.

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