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A Little Girl Runs Past A Barricade To Hug The Pope

It's always a big occasion when an international figure like the pope comes to town. Naturally, such an event draws a huge crowd, with many people traveling from far away to catch a glimpse. The little girl you see in this video, named Sophie Cruz, was one of them.

When Pope Francis made his rounds of Washington D.C., Sophie's family was right there on the sidelines, having traveled from Los Angeles to see him. Sophie, however, wanted to get a closer look. At first, Secret Service officers tried to stop her, but Pope Francis had other plans. Because of his kindness, Sophie was able to give him a letter that she had written months before, telling him about her experience as an immigrant in America. Sophie then received a blessing, and a memory that she will never forget.
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