Former president Barack Obama put on a Santa hat and surprised patients at Children's National hospital in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Footage shared by the hospital on Twitter shows the excited crowd cheering, singing carols and taking photos of Obama. He greeted patients with presents, danced into their rooms and gave out hugs. "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!" Children's National tweeted. Obama also expressed his gratitude for the experience. "Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the extraordinary kids, families, and staff at Children’s National," he wrote on Twitter. "And thanks for humoring me as your stand-in Santa."
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