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Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis

Posted by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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On Saturday evening, a small group of children was invited to sit on the pope’s platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.

On Saturday evening, a small group of children was invited to sit on the pope's platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.

While representatives from more than 80 countries addressed the pope, a little boy walked onto the stage to say hello.

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com
Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

Pope Francis was visibly amused when the child stayed on the stage instead of returning to his seat on the steps.

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

He refused to leave the pope’s side, even at the encouragement of several cardinals.

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

When the representatives came forward to greet the pope, the little boy was initially not amused.

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

But then he realized what was going on and decided to help out.

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com
Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

When Pope Francis began his speech, an aide attempted once again to make the child return to his seat.

When Pope Francis began his speech, an aide attempted once again to make the child return to his seat.
snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Makes me smile every time I see pictures of it

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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The little boy refused, wrapping his arms around the pope in a tight hug.

The little boy refused, wrapping his arms around the pope in a tight hug.
Osservatore Romano / Reuters

Pope Francis didn’t seem to mind.

Boy Wanders Onto Stage To Hang Out With Pope Francis
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

In fact, he seated the boy on his chair before resuming his speech.

Love. Kid runs on stage during @Pontifex speech, hugs him, Pope sits him on his chair to continue the speech.

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Show stealer!

survivorinohio
by René on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM

That is adorable

AlekD
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Love it.
SlingsAndThings
by Bronze Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM
That's really adorable
SuzCahn
by Bronze Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

 Cute!

Mommabearbergh
by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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I am not catholic but that was so the right thing to do. He didn't over react he just went with the flow
stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Lol cute little kid
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