On Wednesday, America’s ex-president Barack Obama, donning a Santa Claus hat, made a surprise visit to Washington’s Children’s National Hospital and delivered gifts to young patients ahead of Christmas.
First on his list was a group of patients who were making snowflakes in one of the hospital’s playrooms-According to The Washington Post report. Obama handed out jigsaw puzzles, Hot Wheels sets, remote-control cars and glittery nail polish, among other goodies collected by him and his staffers.
“As the dad of two girls, I can only imagine in that situation to have nurses and staff and doctors and people who are caring for them, and looking after them… that’s the most important thing there is” -he was seen as telling in a video shared on his Twitter account.
Obama also dropped by individual patient rooms for one-on-one visits with children and their parents. He gifted one 12-year-old patient who was nervous about heading to high school next year a piece of advice- “Even the cool kids don’t have it all figured out.”
“Thank you @BarackObama for making our patients’ day so much brighter. Your surprise warmed our hallways and put smiles on everyone’s faces! Our patients loved your company and your gifts!” -the Children’s National Hospital tweeted about the surprise visit.