George Bush surprises hospital to hand out toys dressed as Santa
Kids who will be spending Christmas at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas this year got a nice surprise when former president George W. Bush showed up dressed as Santa Claus with elves to hand out Christmas presents. One family posted the heartwarming photos and story on Facebook.
The Daily Mail reports,
‘Guess who just came and gave Emily a Christmas present dressed in a Santa suit with Secret Service and all?!?!?………. Pres. George Bush,’ mom Natalie Smith posted to Facebook on December 16.
Her daughter, Shayde, died in January.
Her surviving daughter, Emily, has undergone a heart replacement, but is constantly in and out of hospital as her body rejects the organ.
The family have been raising money for Emily’s medical expenses on GoFundMe.
There were reports on Twitter that Bush’s secret service detail dressed as elves to accompany him.
The Texas Rangers also showed up to meet the children, seen with Emily below. President Bush has kept a low profile since leaving office. It is commendable that he would choose to spend time with these kids for one of his few public appearances.
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