Dec 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Biden surprises patients at Children's National Hospital

President Biden. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden surprised patients at the Children's National Hospital on Friday for a Christmas Eve celebration.

Driving the news: First ladies typically visit the hospital's patients during the holidays, but the president joined her this year — the first time a sitting president joined his wife, according to AP.

  • The first lady read "Olaf’s Night Before Christmas" to the patients, the White House said.

In photos:

First lady Jill Biden and President Biden visit the Children's National Hospital on Friday. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP
Biden speaks with a participant. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP
Children gather around the Christmas tree with the Bidens. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP
Biden shares a book with a child. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP
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