For starters, Bo no longer eats alone.
“Actually, yesterday, in the cafeteria he was sitting at a table full of girls,” Leah Paske said. “He was the most popular kid in the room … he had a seat at the table full of people.”
Rudolph said he didn’t think his one small gesture would become such a newsworthy event, but he seems glad that it did.
“I didn’t even recognize that it would be this big,” he said. “It just became really viral, and I just wanted it to become aware that everyone is the same, and one man can make a difference.”
Bo got a signed lunchbox, he said, and pretty much seems like the happiest middle-schooler in the country right now.
“It was kind of like me sitting on a rainbow,” he said.
Said Leah Paske, who met Rudolph for the first time on “Fox and Friends”: “I’m actually pretty overwhelmed, pretty emotional. Seeing the picture for the first time was, it was, I was just overcome with emotion. I was so grateful; he’s a superstar here. To go into a crowded lunch room where I’m sure he was being flagged down and waved at and that he would choose Bo to sit with, I don’t even have words to express how grateful I am.”