"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. 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!", Leah wrote on Facebook.
The Florida State Seminoles football coach was also impressed with his 20-year-old wide receiver. "You can make someone's day by being yourself and understanding the impact you have as an athlete,", said Jimbo Fisher.
ASD, better known as autism, is a complex neurological disorder. People with autism can have different symptoms such as intellectual disabilities, difficulties with motor coordination, and can have attention and physical health issues, according to Autism Speaks. The disorder can also lead to social awkwardness and bullying from others.
People with ASD can also have great intellectual strengths in specialised fields such as science. Many also desire to be more social and have friendships but find it difficult to fit in.
Bo was diagnosed with autism when he was 3-years-old. According to his mother, Bo eats lunch alone most days. Leah says it's heartbreaking for her, but that Bo doesn't seem to get bothered by it. She constantly worries whether Bo will have any friends in his new school. The small gesture by Rudolph has had a huge impact for Leah and Bo.