Ever since he was elected to the position of Pope back in February 2013, Pope Francis has been one of the most consistently beloved and impressive people nominated to the position. Between his humility and down-to-earth nature (often considered a trademark of the Jesuit order that he previously belonged to), it's easy to understand why people who were previously disenfranchised with the Catholic Church are now flocking to him.
His Holiness has used his position several times to encourage other people to treat each other with respect and love, and he's even commented that the church needs to relent on issues that it historically has opposed avidly if they want to be able to modernize and stay relevant. It's an impressive stance, and one that not everybody could pull off.
However, above all else, what's especially impressive is the man's sense of humor. The internet, of course, has run wild with (loving) jokes about how Francis always looks like he's about to drop the year's hottest new rap album:
But what stands out even more is the man's own sense of humor; whether it's admitting that he falls asleep during prayer, or poking fun at himself in general, he seems to love a good joke.
Case and point: while presiding over a service in Lima, Peru, he addressed a reclusive set of cloistered nuns with jokes and advice, not preaching.