Washington, Dec 20: Donning a Santa Clause hat, Former Us President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the Children’s National Medical Center.
The 44th President armed with a sack of gifts delighted young patients and kids with gifts and hugs.
The hospital took Twitter to share a video of Obam’s visit.
“Thank you @BarackObama for making our patients’ day so much brighter. Your surprise warmed our hallways and put smiles on everyone’s faces”, the hospital tweeted.
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! https://t.co/bswxSrA4sQ ❤️ #HolidaysAtChildrens #ObamaAndKids pic.twitter.com/qii53UbSRS
— Children's National Hospital ? (@ChildrensNatl) December 19, 2018
Wearing a red Santa hat, the former US President toured the medical centre. He met with patients and their families acting as a “stand-in” for Santa, handing out gifts to children.
“Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the extraordinary kids, families, and staff at Children’s National,” Obama said in a tweet.
“And thanks for humouring me as your stand-in Santa”, he added.
According to media reports, last week US First Lady Melania Trump also made a trip to the hospital, reading patients a Christmas story during her visit.