04/09/2014 10:40 am ET Updated Apr 09, 2014

Pope Francis Saying 'There's No One Like You' To Man In Crowd Reminds Us That We Are All Uniquely Made

There really is no one like Pope Francis.

In his general audience on Wednesday Pope Francis was greeted by one audience member shouting, "Francis, there's no one like you!" With characteristic humility, the pope responded in the best possible way.

"You, too," Pope Francis cried back to the man. "There's nobody like you, too! There are no two people like you!"

The pope has been known to downplay his followers' devotion to him. In March Pope Francis responded to his growing celebrity status, saying, "To depict the pope as a sort of superman, a sort of star, seems offensive to me. The pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps tranquilly and has friends like everyone else, a normal person."

And this 'normal person' is out to tell all normal people everywhere that there's no one just like them. How's that for inspiration?



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