Playful little girl “steals” Pope Francis’ skullcap

Image capture of video by Mountain Butorac via Twitter

• A playful little girl “stole” Pope Francis’s skullcap
• The Pope broke into a guffaw after realizing what happened
• The video of the incident went viral online

A video of a three-year-old girl snatching Pope Francis’s skullcap while he kisses her went viral online.
The clip was shared by the girl’s godfather, Mountain Butorac, on Twitter and has been retweeted more than 14,289 times and received over 33,306 likes since it was posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

The godfather wrote, “Took my Goddaughter to meet the pope. She stole his hat!”

The video shows a Vatican aide, known as a Papal Gentleman, gently lifted three-year-old Estella Westrick from Atlanta, Georgia during Pope Francis’ Wednesday audience, to meet the leader of the Catholic Church.

As Pope Francis plants a kiss on Estella’s cheek, the playful little girl reached for the Pope’s zucchetto and yanked it from his head.

The Pope broke into a good-humored guffaw after realizing what has just happened.

“Right before she went up, she was a little nervous. Then she stole his hat. It was hilarious, everyone was laughing, including the Pope,” Butorac told CNN.

Watch the funny clip on the Twitter page of Mountain Butorac.