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On Tuesday, several Florida State football players visited the children who attended Montford Middle School.
It was lunch hour when the Seminoles’ junior receiver got to meet a young man named Bo Paske.
Bo is an autistic student who usually doesn’t have people sitting with him during lunch and when Travis walked by he saw that Bo was alone so he asked if he could sit there with him.
Bo’s mom, Leah, received a picture from one of her friends who works at the school and she took it to Facebook which has over 9k shares to it too.
This is some of what Leah said in her post on Facebook:

And he doesn’t seem to mind if he eats lunch alone. It’s one of my daily questions for him. Was there a time today you felt sad? Who did you eat lunch with today? Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days it’s nobody. Those are the days I feel sad for him, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He is a super sweet child, who always has a smile and hug for everyone he meets. A friend of mine sent this beautiful picture to me today and when I saw it with the caption “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son” I replied “who is that?” He said “FSU football player”, then I had tears streaming down my face. Travis Rudolph, a wide receiver at Florida State, and several other FSU players visited my sons school today. 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. 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. Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life!

Travis was asked about his new buddy Bo and he said, “I asked if I could sit next to him, and he said ‘Sure, why not?’ I just felt like we had a great conversation.”
Travis continued with, “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.”
Bo even asked Travis if he was in the NFL since he knew that he was a football player and Travis responded with, “Not yet.”
“It was really easy to (talk) with him,” Travis said. “He had a nice smile on his face. He was a really warm person.”
Coach was just proud to see how his players adapted and have taken to meeting the local students.
Jimbo Fisher said, “You can affect people in a lot of ways. That’s the way you affect people. Make somebody’s day by being yourself, and going and spreading the word, and understanding the impact you have as an athlete and role model to people in the community.”
Fisher ended with, “I was extremely proud of him. He made some young man’s day.”

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