BuzzFeed captures the heartwarming moment between Pope Francis, a small child, and a few thousand people in St. Peter’s Square.

At an event marking the Year of Faith, several children were invited to sit on the platform to listen to the pope’s remarks. One child left his seat, and walked up to Francis. The pope didn’t seem to mind, offering a sweet smile and letting the boy stand next to him during the speech. Eventually, the boy took the pope’s seat.

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Michael J. O'Loughlin

Michael J. O'Loughlin

Michael J. O’Loughlin writes about religion and politics from Washington, D.C., paying close attention to the role of the Catholic Church in public life. His writing has appeared in Religion & Politics, the Jesuit magazine America, on, and in Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership.

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