This Boy Ate Alone Every Day... Then Guess Who Sat Right Next To Him? - Small Joys
His mother, Leah Paske, then posted this warm letter on Facebook.point 120 | Needless to say, the post went viral.point 151 | point 151 | 1

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“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 really? … Now that I have a child starting middle school, I have feelings of anxiety for him, and they can be overwhelming if I let them.point 555 |


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“… A friend of mine sent this beautiful picture to me today and when I saw it with the caption “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son” I replied “who is that?” He said “FSU football player”, then I had tears streaming down my face.point 364 |


Travis Rudolph, a wide receiver at Florida State, and several other FSU players visited my sons school today.point 92 | 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.point 221 |


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.point 112 | Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life! #travisrudolph #gonoles #autismmom #fansforlife”point 249 | 1


Even though Travis did not know this at the time, his gesture not only touched Paske, but also inspired many others to be kind to one another.

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