Pope Francis gives his friend a lift in the popemobile

That's so Pope Francis

Published January 9, 2014 2:23PM (EST)

Pope Francis on Wednesday gave his friend a lift in the popemobile.

It was very sweet! (I am critical of the pope, but not immune to his charms.)

His friend, a priest from Argentina, runs over waving his arms like, "Hey, it's me! Remember me?"

Then Pope Francis is like, "Of course I remember you! Do you want to ride with me in this weird car while I wave to people?"

And then his friend is like, "Well, I wasn't going to ask, but since you offered!"

And scene.

Watch it here:

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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