Pope Francis warms hearts by rushing to help policewoman thrown off horseback – VIDEO
Pope Francis has won over many fans on social media after a video was shared showing him stopping his motorcade to check on a police officer who fell off her horse.
The 81-year-old Roman Catholic church leader, who is visiting Chile, was driving in an open roofed vehicle along a road lined with faithfuls when the incident occurred.
Dramatic footage shared by the BBC shows the Pope’s vehicle suddenly swerving to avoid hitting the woman who is seen being thrown off a horseback.
Flanked by his security detail, the Pontiff calmly steps down and walks towards the injured policewoman who is already being attended to by her colleagues.
This incident occurred hours after the Argentine Pope made history by performing a wedding ceremony for two flight attendants on board a plane travelling between cities in Chile.
— Rosa Flores (@RosaFlores) January 18, 2018
The incident left several Facebook users touched by the Pope’s humility.
“Every once in a while, a public figure comes along who restores our hope. Francis is a light in these dark times (and I’m an atheist),” Elizabeth Ford wrote.
“As an ex-Catholic, I never thought I would like a Pope. But, I see the human kindness of this man and I respect him,” said Laura Lee Scott.
“This guy. This guy right here. If you want to know what dignity and grace look like, look no further than this amazing Pope,” commented Allen Brantlinger.
“Francis keeps impressing me. I am not Catholic or even religious, but he is someone who seems to live up to being who he is,” wrote David Walker
“I love Pope Francis He is so genuine and considerate. God bless you Pope Francis , may others take your example .You are an inspiration for human kind. Be blessed,” said Vera Macdonald.