Selena Gomez Spends Christmas Eve Visiting a Children’s Hospital

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Not every celebrity spends Christmas Eve at home with their loved ones. Some decide to help others get in the holiday spirit. In order to spread some joy, Selena Gomez decided to visit patients at the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth in Texas. Due to their medical condition, the kids that are patients in this hospital won’t have a chance to go home for Christmas.

The famous pop singer spent time with 14 kids in the play area of the hospital. A source notes that “she was very sweet and amazing with the kids! There were some tears, so it was pretty emotional for some patients. She was absolutely wonderful and genuine. The hospital was so thankful she took time away from her family to visit children who can’t be home this Christmas.”

The official Instagram of the hospital put up a photo of Selena’s visit and wrote the following statement. “Thank you @selenagomez for stopping by the Child Life Zone this morning to visit with our patients and families who weren’t able to be home this Christmas Eve!”

It’s worth noting that the singer has stayed away from the spotlight during the last few months, due to her poor mental health. Back in August, she announced that she was taking some time off from her professional career and the spotlight due to depression, panic attacks, and anxiety that she had been experiencing. She did, however, appear at the 2016 American Music Awards in November, where she gave a speech about her personal life and health issues.