John Wooden said – “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” “The true test of a person’s character is what they do when no one is watching.”
FSU Football player Travis Rudolph was visiting Monford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida, Tuesday when he saw a student, Bo Paske, eating alone and joined him at his table.
Bo’s mom, Leah Paske, wrote on Facebook that she was sent a photo of Rudolph eating with her son with the caption, “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son.”
Paske wrote that the photo brought her to tears. She explained her son has autism and when she asks him every day who he ate lunch with, the answer is often “nobody.”
“I had tears streaming down my face,” Paske wrote on Facebook of the photo. “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,” she wrote.
Character matters. On the field, in the locker room, at the lunch table in everything you do.
What does your character say about you when no one is watching?