George W. Bush visits children's hospital In Santa suit

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George W. Bush Visits Children's Hospital In Santa Suit



Former President George W. Bush got into the holiday spirit last week by dressing up as Santa and handing out toys to patients at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

A mom posted this photo on Facebook adding the comment, "Look who came bearing gifts this morning!! Em is one lucky little girl!"

Her daughter is a patient at the medical center fighting heart disease.

Bush wasn't the only one spreading holiday cheer. His secret service detail joined in dressed as elves.

Twitter users quickly praised the former president, calling him a "total hero" and tweeting "Class
with a capital 'C.'"


The last time we heard of a president suiting up as Santa was Ronald Reagan in 1983 for the White House Christmas party. He didn't have any little helpers like Bush, but he did have a Mrs. Claus. Who do you think wore it best?

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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: U.S. President George W. Bush and Santa Claus (Willard Scott) at the annual Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse on December 2, 2004 in Washington, DC. The tree lighting opens the 2004 Christmas Pageant of Peace. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (L) and First Lady Laura Bush (R) sing a Christmas carol with Cathy Rigby (2nd L) and Santa Clause (Brad Oscar) after lighting the National Christmas Tree 07 December 2006 at the Opening Ceremony for the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace at The Ellipse in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 5: U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during a lighting ceremony for the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse which is located south of the White House December 5, 2002 in Washington, DC. President Bush officially opened the 79th annual Christmas Pageant of Peace. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President George W. Bush waves as he walks through the Colonnade to join First Lady Laura Bush and their daughter Jenna to board Marine One December 23, 2008 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Bush was heading to Camp David where he was due to spend the Christmas holidays. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush along with guests greet Willard Scott dressed as Santa Claus during the Christmas lights on the 81st National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse December 2, 2004 in front of the White House during the Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, DC. The tree is 40-foot Colorado blue spruce. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 06: President George W. Bush and Santa Claus, with country singer Travis Tritt (right), preside over lighting of national Christmas tree on the ellipse at the White House. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) U.S. President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura, Brianna Kinder, 11, of Kensington, Maryland, Damarcus Hawkins, 10, of Washington, DC, and actor Brad Oscar dressed as Santa Claus wave on stage during the 2007 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree Ceremony at the Ellipse, south of the White House, December 6, 2007 in Washington, DC. Lighting the National Christmas Tree is an annual tradition of the U.S. President and the tree will be lit through January 1, 2008. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 03: U.S. President George W. Bush (R), first lady Laura and Malik Lawson (2nd-R), 7, son of Sgt. Sherry Martin who is now serving in Iraq, join other military children to watch a performance during a children's holiday reception in the East Room of the White House December 3, 2007 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted children from military families to watch 'A Christmas Carol' performed by actors from the Ford's Theatre at the annual reception. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
CAMP DAVID, MD - DECEMBER 24: In this handout provided by The White House, US President George W. Bush makes Christmas Eve telephones calls to members of the Armed Forces December 24, 2006 at Camp David, Maryland. (Photo by Eric Draper/The White House via Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush arrive for the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree 07 December 2006 at the Opening Ceremony for the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace at The Ellipse in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 4: U.S. President George W. Bush (C) and first lady Laura Bush (Center-R) stand with the Kennedy Center honorees, (L-R) actress Julie Harris, actor Robert Redford, singer Tina Turner, ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell and singer Tony Bennett December 4, 2005 in Washington, DC. The entertainers were all honored at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. (Photo by Eric Draper/The White House via Getty Images)
President George W. Bush during TNT's 'Christmas in Washington 2004' - Show and Audience at National Building Museum in Washington, DC, D.C., United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Turner)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 12: U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush pose for a picture with 'holiday elves' Brook Allen, Marco Gallisa, and Milena Gallisa, prior to the filming of 'Christmas in Washington' at the National Building Museum on December 12, 2004 in Washington DC. Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw host this years concert featuring JoJo, LeAnn Rimes, Ruben Studdard and Vanessa Williams. (Photo by Michael Kleinfeld-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 6: U.S. President George W. Bush poses with puppet television characters during a children?s Christmas reception in the East Room of the White House December 6, 2004 in Washington, DC. Elmo from Sesame Street and other children's television characters sang Christmas songs during the event. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (behind-R) and First Lady Laura Bush (behind-L) are aided by Brownies Clara Pitts (L) and Nichole Mastracchio (R) as they light the National Christmas Tree 02 December, 2004, at the annual Pageant of Peace on The Ellipse behind the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at TNT's 'Christmas in Washington' Concert to air Sunday, December 15 at 8pm ET/PT, live from the National Building Museum in Washington DC. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush watches young volunteers wrap gifts for children of wounded military personnel 22 December, 2006 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. President Bush made bedside visits to troops, continuing an annual pre-Christmas tradition of comforting soldiers that he began after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Bush talks to members of the military during a round of Christmas Eve phone calls from Camp David, Md., Monday, Dec. 24, 2001. Bush plans to fly Wednesday to Texas so he can spend New Year's Day at his ranch in Crawford. He is expected to return to the White House on Jan. 7. (AP Photo/The White House, Eric Draper)
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush reads "T'was the Night Before Christmas" to the fourth grade class at Una Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., during his visit to Tennessee Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. (AP Photo/John Russell)
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