At a time when stories about big sports stars revolve around unpatriotic attention-mongers like Colin Kaepernick or violent woman-abusers like Ray Rice, it’s easy to paint with a broad brush and just assume they’re all bad.
But one Florida State University proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover!
FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph was visiting Montford Middle School with teammates when he noticed the boy, Bo Paske, sitting alone and decided to join him.
Bo’s mother, Leah Paske, received a photo of the pair eating lunch together at school and posted a heartfelt thank you to Facebook.
“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. “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.”
Here’s the incredible image:
What an amazing role model! Travis Rudolph should be applauded for his kind gesture. If you have any friends or loved ones who deal with autism, you know how important it is for special needs individuals to feel loved and part of the group. Instead of just ignoring Bo, Travis decided to show him some love and keep him company.
Young people, and perhaps especially those with special needs like Bo, need good role models like Travis. American culture is going down the tubes, and we need more everyday heroes like Travis!
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