The mischievous little girl certainly stole many hearts.

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Pope Francis has the public image of being a liberal Catholic leader, and is known for his progressive statements. He was yet again captured in an endearing moment when a little girl from Georgia stole his hat.

Three-year-old Estella Westrick's first day in Rome was certainly an eventful one. Her family had taken her to meet the Pope after his Wednesday audience. 

A Vatican aide then picks Estella up and takes her to meet the Pope.As Pope Francis bent down to kiss Estella, the fiesty little girl made a grab for the zucchetto, his skull cap! 

What happened next? Watch here:

Pope Francis was certainly a sport, laughing heartily to Estella's mischievous antics. The whole situation was quite funny, and the video was shared by Estella's godfather, Mountain Butorac on Twitter.

Surprisingly, Mountain told CNNthat Estella was a little nervous before going to meet the Pope. "Then she stole his hat. It was hilarious. Everyone was laughing, including the Pope," he said.

The video has gone massively viral since it was posted on Wednesday evening. At the time of writing this, it had over 16,000 retweets.

 

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