After landing in Philadelphia Saturday morning, Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop to kiss the forehead of a boy with cerebral palsy.

It was an incredible, emotional moment that quickly went viral and touched hearts around the world.


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That boy, 10-year-old Michael Keating, and his family appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" today to share what it was like to receive an unexpected blessing from the Holy Father.

"I was speechless," Michael's mother, Kristin, said. "I kept thinking to myself, 'How can you thank someone who is sharing his love and a blessing that's so great?' And so I just started saying, 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.' And he reached out and grabbed my hand and then my husband's hand."

Kristin said that Michael, who has a profound intellectual disability as well as vision and hearing problems, had a huge smile on his face when the pope took his hands off him.

She said that even though Michael is nonverbal, she could tell that he felt joy and love in the presence of the pope.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," Michael's father, Chuck, said. "Just the presence of the pope and what he stands for and what he's all about, and just the image of him going to kiss Michael and blessing him, it's a symbol of our faith. Also, I think the world is embracing this man and what he stands for."

Watch the Keating family discuss the life-changing experience above.


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