Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph provided one of the most heartfelt stories leading up to the 2016 college football season when he sat down to eat with an autistic boy who was alone at lunch.
The boy’s mother thanked Rudolph in a beautiful Facebook message and the wide receiver has continued his bond with the young boy, Bo Paske, a Seminoles super fan.
Ahead of Florida State’s season-opener on Monday night against the Ole Miss Rebels, Rudolph surprised the young man and his mother with a custom Seminoles jersey which included Rudolph’s No. 15 and Paske’s last name across the back.
Not only that, Rudolph gave the Paske and his mother two tickets to the game.
Check out the awesome moment below:
These are the types of stories that you love to see in sports.
It’s incredible to see an athlete using his platform to make a positive impact on the community and to lift the spirits of someone who may have been feeling down. Now, Bo never has to worry about sitting alone again and he has a great hero and friend to look up to in Rudolph.