Former US President Barack Obama dresses as Santa to bring an abundance of holiday cheer to sick kids at the Children’s National hospital in Washington, DC on Wednesday.
The former president suited up in Santa Claus attire and merrily sang Christmas carols with hundreds of doctors, nurses, hospital workers, parents and children during the much-anticipated visit.
Obama was greeted by happy hospital staff and others as he arrived in a red hat and belted out lyrics to We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
The starstruck crowd cheered and shouted in excitement as they exchanged holiday greetings with him.
Obama shared a humbling message to the crowd:
‘I just want to say thank you to all of you guys, we had a chance to talk to some of the wonderful kids and their families.
‘At a time that obviously is tough for folks, as a dad of two girls, you know, 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, 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.
Trump’s predecessor made his rounds through the hospital to deliver gifts. He carried a sack of toys, including remote-control cars, Hot Wheels sets, nail polish, jigsaw puzzles and more.