Jennifer Lawrence may not be Santa Claus, but she’s hoping to bring some joy to children with her Christmas visit.
The 25-year-old actress returned to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky for the holidays and made sure to stop by Kosair Children’s Hospital on Wednesday to spend time with the patients.
Here, she poses with a young girl named Bria, whose mother, Veronica Tracie, “says she’s slowly improving and that Jennifer ‘gave off positive vibes.’”
“She was very sweet, genuine, and I could sense the beauty of her soul,” Tracie explains. “You know how some people just light up the room, or you just feel comfortable in their presence.”
Lawrence spent the afternoon taking pictures with children and staff alike:
“I hope everyone who loves Jennifer as much as we do gets to meet her one day,” Bailey Fullen, sister to one patient, tweeted
. “It's an amazing experience and she is the kindest person ever.”
Her visits have become something of a holiday tradition, as the Oscar winner also spent time with the children at Kosair
before Christmas in 2014.
Lawrence took time to visit other children’s hospitals this year, too. In August, she took a break from filming X-Men: Apocalypseto visit kids
at the Shriners Hospital in Montreal.
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