College football season is right around the corner, and the days leading up to kickoff now have a feel-good story associated with them — specifically Florida State University receiver Travis Rudolph.
Visiting Monford Middle School recently to meet with some young students, Rudolph was at the cafeteria and noticed a boy named Bo Paske sitting by himself. Bo, who is on the autism spectrum, was eating his lunch by himself…so Rudolph took a seat next to him.
The gesture was captured via photo and Paske’s mom shared it to Facebook, where it’s since gone viral:
The Orlando Sentinel caught up with Rudolph after a practice this week and asked him ab out the incident:
“I asked if I could sit next to him, and he said ‘sure, why not?’ I just felt like we had a great conversation. 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.”
File this story away in your memory banks if and when you need a reminder of some real, honest good out there in the world…