A little six-year-old boy stole the show from Pope Francis during his speech as the Pope celebrated Family Day last weekend at the Vatican. The boy practically stood next to Pope Francis the entire time during his speech and even hugged his leg, according to an Oct. 29 report from Buzzfeed.
Skipping all the protocol, the boy ran to the podium where Pope Francis stood and literally clung to his white cassock. Despite efforts by security officers to remove the boy from the stage, the boy stayed by the side of Pope Francis, who stroked his head and let him stay.
The boy automatically captured the attention of the faithful who listened to Pope Francis while celebrating the Year of Faith.
No one was able to separate the child from Pope Francis. They even tried to bribe the boy with candy unsuccessfully. The Vatican site, News.va, explains that the boy managed to escape from his mom. The boy's dad was a little further and was stunned when he saw his son on the big screen.
Although thousands of Catholics attended the Year of Faith ceremony in St. Peter's Square, one little boy received more attention than anyone else in attendance.