I am not an outwardly emotional person. However, watching the Holy Father stop the popemobile and embrace this exceptional child (as Cardinal Cushing of Boston called them) brought me to tears.
My uncle Joe was born with cerebral palsy, so this gesture has some very special meaning to me. Despite all of the challenges he has in his life, Joe never fails to express his love to his family and friends.
Thank you, Pope Francis, for reciprocating the love to this dear boy.