Florida State football player has lunch with boy with autism who had been sitting alone

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While visiting Montford Middle School with teammates on Tuesday, Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph spotted a boy sitting by himself at lunch, and asked if he could sit next to him according to the Orlando Sentinel.  Later in the day, Bo Paske’s mom posted a photo to Facebook that is capturing hearts.

“He started off and was so open. He told me his name was Bo, and how much he loves Florida State, and he went from there,” Rudolph told the newspaper.

Rudolph is the Seminoles’ leading returning receiver,  and in addition to earning the praise of his coaches, gained a mother’s love, who says they’re now FSU fans for life.

“This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes,” the mom stated in part of her post.