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"Obama Claus" And Melania Trump Brought Christmas Cheer To A Children's Hospital

Chuck Kennedy - The Obama Foundation / Melania Trump - Twitter

Leave it to former President Barack Obama and the First Lady to remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas.

While Obama has been enjoying his golden years after leaving office in 2016, he made time in his schedule for a surprise visit to Washington's Children's National hospital this week, where he met with deserving kids.

Barack Obama Christmas
Chuck Kennedy - The Obama Foundation

"My reindeer they were stuck in some snow," he joked. "But I just wanted to make sure that I made the trip and I had a chance to see all of you guys."

Obama even sported a Santa hat for the big day, and brought a sack of goodies including puzzles, toys, nail polish, and more treats for the kids he visited.

Barack Obama Christmas
Chuck Kennedy - The Obama Foundation
Barack Obama Christmas
Chuck Kennedy - The Obama Foundation

"As a 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 and listening to them and just there for them and holding their hand - that's the most important thing there is," Obama told the crowd who watched his visit.

"What a great reminder of what the holiday spirit is supposed to be all about."

Barack Obama Christmas
Chuck Kennedy - The Obama Foundation

Amy Goodwin, the head of public relations for the hospital, told People that children broke into tears while meeting Obama, and one "who had been too weak to stand for the last few weeks" stood up to take a photo with him.

Barack Obama Christmas
Chuck Kennedy - The Obama Foundation

The Obamas have a long history with the hospital, as Michelle visited each year while her husband was in the White House, and Obama himself stopped by in 2014.

But the former president wasn't the only one who brought Christmas cheer to the hospital this month. Last week, First Lady Melania Trump read a Christmas book to children while promoting her anti-bullying campaign Be Best.

"Merry Christmas to all the patients at [Children's National]!" she wrote on Twitter.

"Thank you to all the medical staffers who work around the clock to take care of people this holiday season."

[H/T: HuffPost]

Isn't it nice to see pictures like this around the holidays? Merry Christmas!

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