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I'm not a Florida State fan, but I will cheer for Travis Rudolph

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    FSU player Travis Rudolph sits with sixth-grader with autism eating lunch alone

    Leah Paske’s heart sinks a little bit every time her sixth grade son tells her he ate lunch alone again.

    The young boy with autism doesn’t seem to notice or care, but that doesn’t stop his hopeful mother from asking him after school if things were different today -- if he finally found someone to sit with.

    “Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days it’s nobody,” the mom wrote in a viral Facebook post with more than 7,000 shares. “Those are the days I feel sad for him.”

    But on Tuesday, Bo’s mom cried tears of joy when she found out her son didn’t spend another lunch alone. He spent it with Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph.

    “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,” Paske 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.”

    Rudolph and several other FSU players were visiting Montford Middle School in Tallahassee when the wide receiver spotted the middle schooler sitting at a large lunch table by himself. Without giving it a second thought, the player plopped down across from Bo to eat a slice of pizza.

    He didn’t know that this small decision would make such a big impact on the boy and his mother.

    The college junior told CBS affiliate WCTV that he read Paske’s Facebook post before practice on Tuesday, and it nearly brought tears to his eyes.

    “He’s a cool person, I’ll hang out with him any day. And for the mom, if he needs my (cell) number, he can get it,” Rudolph told WCTV sports anchor Kenny Morales.

    The boy’s mother thanked the player for his “amazing” offer.

    “[Bo] is a super sweet child, who always has a smile and hug for everyone he meets,” she said.

    Maybe he’ll save one for Rudolph the next time he sees him.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fsu-pla...xth-grade-boy-with-autism-eating-lunch-alone/

     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Awesome. Go Noles. They have their issues no doubt, but my dad is an Alum and grew up in a FSU household, so they are my 2nd team.
     
  3. lawdogg

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    Great story; good to hear about student athletes doing positive things off the field.
     
  4. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Heard about that this morning, very cool thing. He did it for the right reason too, not enough of that these days.
     
  5. Buffalo Brad

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    That is a fantastic story. Love the guy and will now always be a fan of Travis. The guy gets it obviously.
     
  6. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Thanks Nik for making me cry at work (y) totally worth it...There are good people out there.
     
  7. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I hope that this inspires at least one or two kids or parents of kids in that school to take a look at what is happening and to make an effort to correct it.

    Sad that something like this has to be made public before somebody notices a kid eating lunch all alone everyday and does something about it.

    My kids elementary school seats kids by class in part to prevent this kind of thing from happening. The school counselor also pays attention to which kids are alone at recess or seem to be excluded from things. He does things that without calling attention to those kids tries to connect them to others.
     
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    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    literally nothing makes me more sad than hearing about kids who, at no fault of their own, are bullied or have no friends. great story and i'll be rooting for travis.
     
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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I 'll be rooting for him...cool story and quality young man Travis Rudolph is.
     
  10. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    What about this kid: he has one friend.

     
  11. The Ogre

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    Travis Rudolph obviously has class and a big heart. This is the sort of thing more of us need to do regularly.

    That kid is cute as hell.
     
  12. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I hope he paid for that pizza.
     
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    As most of you know, my son devin is autistic. This simple gesture by travis was incredible. It is wonderful to see news like this sweeping across all media outlets.

    Class act
     
  14. Sideburn

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    After watching the video of the SJW lyft bs today, seeing this is just fantastic.
    I'll definitely root for this guy in anything he does.
     
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  15. BuffLuKe

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    Very simple, that's the beauty of it. Just a young man sitting down eating with a kid because he was by himself. We get enough bad media, refreshing to see something great.
     
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