President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet a child dressed as the pope during Halloween festivities at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Oct. 30, 2015. 
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Obama awards pint-sized pope top prize in Halloween costume contest


A pint-sized pontiff got President Barack Obama’s blessing during the White House’s Halloween costume event for kids Friday.

Obama gave a thumbs up and declared that the toddler-turned-pope’s getup earn the “top prize.”

The immaculately dressed tot — pushed around in his own mini-popemobile — was among hundreds of costume-clad schoolchildren and children from military families invited to trick or treat on the South Lawn, which was transformed into an enchanted forest.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama, who didn’t dress up, handed out cookies, candy and baseball cards featuring their dogs, Sunny and Bo, according to The Associated Press.

This article originally appeared on NBC