Obama plays Santa delighting patients in children's hospital

Former US President Barack Obama surprises children dressed as Santa ahead of Christmas

Former US President Barack Obama surprises children dressed as Santa ahead of Christmas

With a Santa hat, sack of gifts and endearing personality, 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama made spending Christmas in a hospital really special for kids at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. USA.

The former U.S. president treated sick children at the hospital to gifts and also spent time with them as the world looks forward to Christmas, days away. Obama who was in a holiday spirit brought jigsaw puzzles, toy auto sets, remote-control cars, glittery nail polish and other gifts to the Washington, D.C., hospital. Mr. Obama handed out jigsaw puzzles, Hot Wheels sets, remote-control cars, and glittery nail polish, among other goodies collected by him and his staffers.

Obama also dropped by individual patient rooms for one-on-one visits with children and their parents.

Only a handful of the Children's National staff knew that the president was coming to town, but word spread quickly during the 90-minute visit. "Our patients and their families received a huge holiday surprise when Barack Obama warmed our hallways with a huge bag of gifts for our patients!"

The tweet included a short video showing Obama leading staff and patients singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The day was likely to be a memorable one for all those at the hospital, Kurt Newman, chief executive and president of Children's National Health System, told The Post. One girl shrieked in pleasant surprise as Obama appeared around the door of her room and bent down to the bed to give her a hug.

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