As a parent what would you do if your child wandered onstage to meet a public figure? Likely you would be mortified, especially if the incident happened on the world stage!

Such was the case a few days ago when a little boy wandered up on stage to meet Pope Francis, while he gave a speech to an estimated 150,000 people in Vatican City on 'Family Day.'

After several attempts by aides to reseat the youngster, the little boy decided to sit on stage in the papal chair provided for the pope until the event was over.

I can only imagine the rush of embarrassment that would creep up into my cheeks as I frantically called to my child to return to my side, particularly if my child did not heed any warnings I give him. Sometimes it is so hard to dissuade young ones from the course that they have chosen!

[NBC News/Washington Post]