Child refuses to hug Melania Trump when she visits hospital

First lady Melania Trump paid a surprise visit to the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Thursday where she read to children.

Her appearance marked "National Read Across America Day," which is celebrated every year on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

"Do you know what is today? It's reading day," Trump said, according to The Grio.

"So it's reading day and I came here to encourage everyone to read, and to just think about books and what you want to achieve in life and just extend your horizon and think very, very outside of the box."

Trump read the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to the kids, noting that it is a favorite of her son, Barron.

CBS News shared a video of the visit on Twitter, and it appears it was not entirely flawless:

At one point, a child refuses to give Trump a hug, but she still tried to pose for a picture with her.

The first lady moved past the awkward moment by hugging and posing with other children.

She visited a different children's hospital on Wednesday while she was in Washington, D.C., for Donald Trump's joint address to Congress:

The first lady is currently filling key posts in the East Wing, according to CNN. She has been criticized for taking longer than usual to do so.

"I am putting together a professional and highly-experienced team which will take time to do properly," Trump said in a statement last month. "I am excited to be organizing and bringing together such a dynamic and forward-thinking group of individuals who will work together to make our country better for everyone."

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US First Lady Melania Trump arrives before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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US First Lady Melania Trump laughs with two guests before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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First lady Melania Trump (R) arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress is expected to focus on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare.

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First lady Melania Trump arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress is expected to focus on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare.

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First lady Melania Trump arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress is expected to focus on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare.

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US First Lady Melania Trump arrives before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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First lady Melania Trump arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress is expected to focus on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan SMIALOWSKI

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First lady Melania Trump arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress is expected to focus on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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