FSU Football recruit is special on and off the field

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Bo Paske, a 6th grade student at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, is autistic.  He’s a sweet child with a smile and hug for everyone.  For whatever reason, he almost always sits alone at the lunch table.  His mother thinks his autism in some ways shields him from noticing he does not get invited to birthday parties, and that he eats lunch alone.  But one special day last year was different.  Travis Rudolph, then a junior and a wide receiver at FSU, was visiting the school, saw Bo sitting by himself, and so joined him for a slice of pizza.  The impact on Bo was huge.

“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,” said Bo’s mother. “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. Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life!”

“He’s a cool person, I’ll hang out with him any day,” said Rudolph.  The two have remained in contact for the past year.  Rudolph has sent tickets for Bo and his mother to come to FSU games, and he gave Bo a personalized jersey.   Rudolph recently signed a pro contract with the NY Giants, and among those in attendance at the draft party was Bo Paske.

 Do you remember middle school?  That some students can be mean and others can be lonely.  Did you have friends?  Do you remember anyone sitting by themselves in the cafeteria?  What can we all do today to combat bullying?  To help all have good experiences and good memories of school?  And we all need to teach our kids how a small act of kindness can make a big difference.

 

 

 

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Four college football players show it pays to be honest

When four football players from William Paterson University entered Buddy’s Small Lots general store, they did not know that it was closed.  The door was not locked and the lights were on. 

They were in search of sunglasses and batteries, but soon realized that no one was in the store.  What they did next surprised everyone.  The four college students found their items, then put their cash, including tax, on the counter.  Then they waved to the cameras and walked out!

When Marci Lederman, the store manager, came in, she was amazed at their honesty.  So amazed, that she found out who the honest individuals were and gave them each $50 store credit!

“They could have ransacked the store. They could have really done anything,” Marci Lederman said. “They were perfect gentlemen.”



And that's what's good,

Jon

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7 year old with cancer runs 69 yards for a Nebraska touchdown

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Jack Hoffman, a 7 year old with cancer, was able to run with the big boys on Saturday.  Nebraska's football team was having their spring game and they asked the little man to suit up with them!

They arranged a play where he was handed the ball and was given an opening where he took down the field for a 69 yard touchdown!  The crowd of 60,000 went wild :)

“Jack is a fighter, a strong kid,” said star running back Rex Burkhead who is a friend of the little man and captain of Jack's support network, "Team Jack". “To see him run around and enjoy the Husker experience, it’s a dream come true, especially for kids in the state of Nebraska. For Jack to get down here and do it, I know it made his day.”



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Jon

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