An adorable 3-year-old girl had the nerve to swipe Pope Francis’ skullcap during a greeting at the Vatican, and his reaction could NOT have been more perfect! Watch the gutsy toddler grab the pope’s zucchetto right off his head here — something that he never even saw coming!
As Pope Francis, 80, leaned in to kiss three-year-old Estella on the cheek, SHE leaned in and grabbed his white zucchetto! Estella was taken by her godfather, Catholic blogger Mountain Butorac, to meet Pope Francis in Rome on Mar. 22 along with her family, when she ended up leaving the leader of the Catholic church in hysterics. And thanks to Mountain, we all get to watch the Pope react to the sweet little girl. Seriously, this vid will most likely make your day!
— ABC News (@ABC) March 22, 2017
After Estella hilariously snatched Pope Francis’ cap, the 80-year-old couldn’t help laughing out loud. Acting like a total pro, he swiftly retrieved his head garment from the girl. “We thought it was hilarious!” said Mountain, who posted the footage of his goddaughter online. “Unexpected for sure,” he told The Huffington Post via email. “But to see everyone laugh, including the pope, was amazing!
Mountain explained he took Estella’s family to the pope’s weekly audience while they were visiting him in Rome, Italy. And now that his video has gone viral, he said he loves “that people are getting a chance to see a clip from the Holy Father in a fun situation.” We couldn’t agree more! “The news is all so toxic lately,” he added. “It’s nice to have something light and fun!” Thanks for the laugh, Estella!
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