Pope Francis is a hugger. And he's continuing to touch his followers, both literally and figuratively, in ways his predecessor never did. His humanity and humility were again on display on Easter Sunday when, working the crowd in St. Peter's Square from his popemobile, the pontiff reached out and embraced 8-year-old American Dominic Gondreau. The crowd lifted Dominic, who has cerebral palsy, out of his wheelchair, and Pope Francis kissed and blessed him, moving the boy's parents to tears. Dominic's father, Paul, a professor at Rhode Island's Providence College who is currently teaching in Rome, called the encounter "incredibly moving." His mom said it was "like a kiss from God."
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