Little boy joins Pope Francis on stage, refuses to leave

A boy hugs Pope Francis as he addresses the crowd at St Peter's Square in the Vatican on the occasion of Family Day, Oct. 26, 2013. L'Osservatore Romano via AFP - Getty Images
Little boy steals the show at Vatican 1:58

A young boy joined Pope Francis on stage in front of an estimated crowd of 150,000 people on Saturday, and liked his moment in the limelight so much that he decided to stick around.

The boy hugged the pope's legs as he made his address at an event titled Family, Live the Joy of Faith!

Aides encouraged the boy to return to his seat, but he was having none of it.

After hanging out with the pontiff for a while the boy eventually settled for the best seat in the house, taking a pew on the pope's special white chair.


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