Pope Francis was delivering a homily but a little boy stole the show.
The pontiff was speaking in St. Peter’s Square about the important role grandparents play when a little boy walked up behind him and confidently climbed up and sat down on the pontiff’s white chair.
The Vatican says the Pope was surrounded by elderly faithful and their grandchildren on Saturday night at a rally to encourage family life when the boy came up.
Acting like an indulgent grandpa, the Pope let the boy explore the area undisturbed before tens of thousands of people. He smiled while reading his speech as the boy sat in the empty chair and even clinging to his legs.