Writing a letter to Santa is so last millennium. All those wishful requests are being sent via Twitter, directed at the one man who seems actually capable of doing the impossible.
Twitter users are posting their holiday wishes, big and small, with the hastag #DearPopeFrancis. The pope was recently credited with playing a major part in normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S., which plan to reopen limited trade and allow more travel to the previously isolated Communist country. President Obama made the announcement on Dec. 17, the pope’s birthday.
He may not have a beard or wear red, but that’s some pretty impressive maneuvering.
How about some more festive cheer?
Let it snow, let it snow! #DearPopeFrancis— Adam Jones (@ItsOnlyAdamCJ) December 23, 2014
You gotta get your big break however you can.
#DearPopeFrancis, will Fulham make the play-offs this season? If not should it be the other fella I ought to be talking to?— James Smith (@smithware) December 23, 2014
Television is a fickle business, but the right nudge has been shown to get results.
And while we’re all on Twitter…
#DearPopeFrancis i want to say thank you.. for all.. and if I granted a wish. I wish that the One Direction boys Follow back me.— Boy Directioner ツ (@PercyEmman_08) December 23, 2014
Amid all the wishing, many people took the opportunity to give something back.
#DearPopeFrancis thanks for reminding the people of the world how Christ would've actually wanted it done.— jordan north (@NrthbyNrthsbest) December 23, 2014