Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 19, 2017 / 12:53 pm
Maximiliano Acuña is a garbage collector in Buenos Aires who earlier this year was injured in a serious accident that left him without legs.
On Tuesday, he was surprised to receive an unexpected phone call from Pope Francis.
The Pope offered words of encouragement, 33-year-old Acuña told the Argentine Morfi Television program.
On March 22, the father of five children had been collecting garbage in a Buenos Aires neighborhood when he was struck by a car going some 80 miles an hour.