Former US President Barack Obama was dressed in a Santa hat as he visited the Children’s National Medical Center.
Obama went bearing gifts, taking selfies with the gifts and giving hugs, too.
He shared the experience on his Twitter, writing:
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the extraordinary kids, families, and staff at Children’s National. And thanks for humoring me as your stand-in Santa.
See photos and video from the visit:
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 🏥 (@childrenshealth) December 19, 2018