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(CNN)Last week, Travis Rudolph, a star wide receiver for the Florida State football team, visited a school in Tallahassee. He noticed a sixth grader sitting by himself at lunch, asked if he could join, then sat down. The boy, Bo Paske, has autism. According to his mother, he usually eats alone. Someone took a picture, his mother shared it on Facebook, and wrote, "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."