FSU football player invites boy with autism to season opener

A student who ate lunch with FSU player Travis Rudolph was invited to attend the season opener as the athlete's guest. 

 

 

"This week has been an absolute blast and I can't believe I get to meet the whole team," said Bo Paske. 

A little more than a week after a photo of the pair eating lunch together went viral, the Seminoles player gave his young fan a football jersey and invited him to the game.

Bo and his mom said it was quite a way to experience their first FSU game. 

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"It's been incredible," said mother Leah Paske. "It's definitely been a world wind, but FSU and ESPN and the whole team has been fantastic and so gracious and kind and generous. Just bringing us here and putting us up. The gifts, they gave him shirts today, so it's just been fantastic."

Bo, who has autism, was eating alone in the school cafeteria last week when Rudolph asked if he could join him. According to Rudolph, the two guys had a great conversation and bonded over the meal. 

As they were eating, someone snapped a picture and sent it to Bo's mother, and the kind act brought her to tears. 

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