The Twilight star paid a visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles last Friday, surprising a number of unsuspecting patients in the facility’s Teen Lounge and then sticking around to chat and do arts and crafts with some of the younger kids.
“Robert was so nervous about meeting the kids—he didn’t want to let them down—which is a testament to how humble he is,” Child Life specialist Ana Vega said, via the hospital’s We Treat Kids Better blog.
“He was incredibly gracious and kind. He will probably never fully understand what a huge lift he gave to these kids today, and how it will positively impact them over the long term.”
And Rob probably had no reason to be nervous—he surely made the kids’ (and hospital staffers’!) day just by showing up.
“We couldn’t help laughing and smiling when one of the patients was so starstruck she that couldn’t speak,” said Lyndsay Hutchison, senior public information officer for CHLA. “You could tell it meant the world to her—she was tearing up and smiling ear to ear as we were leaving.”
Another little girl, who sounds like a star-in-the-making, “teased him relentlessly and begged him to do an American accent,” Hutschison added. “They were instant friends.”
The actor, who’s been shooting Maps to the Stars, got busy painting picture frames and then signed each and every one of them. He also, of course, stuck around to take pics with the kids.
“Thanks for having me,” Rob said afterward in a video statement, standing in front of wall full of colorful patient artwork. “It’s been a great day and I hope I see you all again soon. Thanks a lot.”Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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