The energy on the runway at Atlantic Aviation at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia was historic as Pope Francis touched down in the City of Brotherly Love for the first time. PHL17's Zachery Lashway was at his arrival for the emotionally-charged moment in history.
Pope Francis was on the ground for ten minutes when he made his first impromptu stop. The Holy Father ordered for his Fiat to brake. He emerged from the vehicle and what was about to transpire was perhaps one of the most emotional encounters you will ever see.
Pope Francis spotted 10-year-old Michael Keating from his Pope mobile. In doing so, he ordered for his driver to stop the car so he could greet the young man who lives with Cerebral Palsy and is wheelchair bound.
According to Michael's family, he smiled when Pope Francis blessed him and embraced him.