Florida State University Receiver Travis Rudolph Made Incredible Gesture to Boy with Autism

Here it is, proof that kindness is alive and kicking still. A story that might pass us by were it not for the special circumstances surrounding the little boy.
Travis Rudolph’s mother can be very proud of her sporting son who hasn’t forgotten his heart and become too big for his football boots.




(photo via facebook.com) (photo via facebook.com)

article by Extra Mustard via si.com

Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph brightened up the day of a boy with autism, so much so he made the boy’s mother cry.

Rudolph and some other Seminoles were visiting a middle school Tuesday afternoon when Rudolph noticed a boy eating his lunch alone. Rudolph decided he would give the boy company and join him for lunch with a couple slices of pizza. The boy’s mother, Leah Paske, found out about the gesture, and was incredibly moved.

Paske wrote a lengthy Facebook post describing the encounter, which she said brought her to tears:

Here is the full text of Paske’s post:

Several times lately I have tried to remember my time in middle school, did I like all my teachers, do I even remember them? Did I have many friends? Did I sit with anyone at lunch? Just how mean were kids…

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4 Responses to Florida State University Receiver Travis Rudolph Made Incredible Gesture to Boy with Autism

  1. Great “feel good” share, David. Nice surprise to see something about a college athlete that’s not about scandals or shooting.
    Mega hugs

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  2. D. Parker says:

    There are so many ‘bad news’ stories out there, it’s too easy to think there are many bad people too, but there are also some amazing people with real heart. As a mom of a son with Autism I know children with this get bullied a lot, so happy there are people who show compassion and extent the hand of friendship.
    Thanks for sharing this, dear David, kindness should always be shared.
    Hope this weekend treats you well.
    Massive kind hugs, Donna xoxo

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  3. davidprosser says:

    Donna, with you at home your son must know he’s constantly loved. Outside the home we often have to rely on others for kindness. School is often not the kindest place to those who are a little different, whether it ranges from bullying to just being ignored and eating lunch alone. I hope there is someone like this young man who can be there should your son ever need it.
    Yes, kindness should always be shared but mostly kindness should be practised as you yourself have always done with me.
    xxx Sending Humongous Hugs xxx


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