'Stand-in Santa' Barack Obama surprises children at hospital

Barack Obama dressed as Santa to surprise kids at a children's hospital

Barack Obama Dons Santa Hat To Surprise Hospitalized Kids With Gifts

Overnight in the States Barack paid a surprise visit to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, not only bringing with him a Santa sack full of presents but some daggy, yet utterly enthralling dad dancing. Before Obama left the hospital he stopped to thank members of the staff and reportedly recorded a video message that will played "on the hospital's internal TV system" for anyone who missed his visit.

Video of the 44th US President's visit was posted to the hospital's Twitter account, and it garnered more than a million views in less than three hours.

Obama's visit lasted about 30 minutes as he handed out toys that included matchbox cars, puzzles and even Starburst-scented nail polish.

"Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the extraordinary kids, families, and staff at Children's National".

Twelve-year-old Katriel Levin and her mom were in the middle of a UNO game when Obama dropped into their room for a surprise that made the child cry tears of joy. News, a statement released by Office of President Barack Obama said the 44th USA president "greeted individual patients in their rooms and stopped by several playrooms" while delivering presents.

The hospital took to social media to thank Mr Obama for making the children's day "so much brighter".

"I know they will be talking about it for years to come", Newman said.

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