Mother of Boy With Autism ‘Grateful’ for FSU Football Player’s Kindness

Earlier this week, a photo of Florida State University football star Travis Rudolph sitting with an 11-year-old boy who was all by himself at the lunch table went viral.

The boy, Bo Paske, his mother, Leah, appeared on Thursday’s “Fox & Friends” along with Rudolph to discuss the beginning of a new friendship.

Bo, who has autism, opened up to Rudolph and told him how big a fan of the Seminoles he is.

Leah said she is “overwhelmed” and “grateful” for the kind act, and that Bo went from often sitting by himself to sitting at the lunch table with “a table full of girls” once the picture went viral.

“It was kind of like me sitting on a rainbow. I could picture it in my mind. Me sitting with Travis Rudolph and all of my friends,” Bo said Thursday.

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