- Even papal security could not stop a little boy who seemed very eager to have a close feel of Pope Francis during his weekly address
- The kid walked into the stage and approached the Pope unhindered by anyone as he received a kind welcome from the church leader
- A heartwarming video capturing the rare moment has been shared across social media platforms and viewed many times
The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, was having his weekly address at the Vatican City, but then he received an unusual visitor.
A courageous little boy took it upon himself to have a close feel of the papal as he walked into the stage and met the Pope.
Luckily for the determined little fellow, nobody made any attempt to stop him as he approached the Pope.
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Instead, Pope Francis extended his hand of welcome to him and received him into his arms as he curdled him gently.
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The kid was allowed to stay with the Pope as the address went on. The Pope said the child was brave. The video was shared by ABC News.
Watch the video below:
Facebook users react
Carol Brandt said:
"God Bless this young child who just walked up to Pope Francis. Our faith needs to keep growing not being taken away out of our Country. We don’t need ignorance and hatred, we need faith, and compassion. God Bless even those who don’t believe in you. Amen."
Sheila Debs commented:
"Wonder what prompted the young boy’s action? The Pope handled it with grace and respect for the child, it was beautiful to see."
Jimmie Broaders said:
"Folks, this was nothing more than a light-hearted moment. Please don't make it more than that."
Theresa Warren commented:
"I love that children are drawn to him, and even more that he Listens to them when they come to him."
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In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a kid was sighted sleeping off at an event.
In a video seen online, the boy dozed off while he was joining his fellow kids to perform at a public event.
Social media users said he was tired and should have been allowed to go home and have some rest.