October 30th, 2013
11:50 AM ET

"New Day Midday" A Viral Story From Wednesday's Show

Today's must-see moment involves Pope Francis taking the biblical quote "let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them"  to heart. An adorable little boy stole the show at the the pontiff's annual meeting with families at the Vatican over the weekend.

The pope was taking questions from followers when the boy wandered up to him and hugged him, tugged at his robe and inspected his papal adornments.

Pope Francis didn't seem to mind at all and seemed to encourage it.

Reportedly, a security guard even tried luring the boy away with candy, but that didn't work.

The boy stood his ground.


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