Wearing a red Santa hat, Former US president, Barack Obama, paid a surprise visit to the Children’s National Hospital in a Washington, DC yesterday to gift the patients and their family members Christmas gifts.
“I just want to say thank you to all of you guys,” Obama told staff members. “I got a chance to talk to some of the wonderful kids and their families and at a time that obviously is tough for folks. As a dad of two girls, I can only imagine in that situation to have nurses, staff, and doctors and people who are caring for them, and looking after them, and listening to them, and just there for them and holding their hand, that’s the most important thing there is.”
“What a great reminder of what the holiday spirit is supposed to be about.”
The pictures below showed that the children, patients, and staff of the hospital were all thrilled to see the former president.