VIRAL: ‘Why so cute, Pope?’ – Filipino netizens

Rappler Social Media Team
Here are 21 images that will make you fall in love with the Pope

MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis landed in the social media capital of the world on Thursday, January 15. 

“Welcome to the Philippines Pope Francis” was expected to be the number 1 trending topic worldwide.

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>woah~~ No. 1 Trending World Wide .. Welcome to the philippines Pope Francis .. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PopeFrancisPH?src=hash”>#PopeFrancisPH</a> <a href=”http://t.co/C2TC8cly8T”>pic.twitter.com/C2TC8cly8T</a></p>&mdash; Peter Pan ♥ (@mariaeloiza) <a href=”https://twitter.com/mariaeloiza/status/555667534582542336″>January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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If you spent the whole day watching the social media sphere like we did, one thing was obvious: Filipinos adored the Pope. 

How could they not? He is a Pope who is easy to understand; one who’s got many quotable quotes and suprises.

He took Filipinos by storm when he smiled almost like a child when his zucchetto (skullcap) was blown away. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Earlier: Pope Francis alights from the papal plane. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PopeFrancisPH?src=hash”>#PopeFrancisPH</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShowThePope?src=hash”>#ShowThePope</a> <a href=”https://t.co/3DOPYNZ9wo”>https://t.co/3DOPYNZ9wo</a></p>&mdash; Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) <a href=”https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/555686582062428160″>January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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And then this happened. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>A little windy out! <a href=”http://t.co/fHn6yGsejW”>http://t.co/fHn6yGsejW</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PopeFrancisPH?src=hash”>#PopeFrancisPH</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShowThePope?src=hash”>#ShowThePope</a> <a href=”http://t.co/Z8eHprhxTk”>pic.twitter.com/Z8eHprhxTk</a></p>&mdash; Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) <a href=”https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/555666850810310657″>January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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To many, he was just adorable. 

Here are more “cute” images of the Pope (scroll down to see all of them):

Welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis!

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Finally!&#10;<a href=”http://t.co/fHn6yGsejW”>http://t.co/fHn6yGsejW</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PopeFrancisPH?src=hash”>#PopeFrancisPH</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShowThePope?src=hash”>#ShowThePope</a> <a href=”http://t.co/VnJDirnp1B”>pic.twitter.com/VnJDirnp1B</a></p>&mdash; Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) <a href=”https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/555667413887246337″>January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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