The more America sees of Melania Trump, the more we fall in love with her.
The First Lady visited Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Thursday for a visit with patients and families, fulfilling a yearly tradition that goes all the way back to First Lady Bess Truman.
After spending time with patients and staff in the neuroscience center, Mrs. Trump was escorted by two patients to the main atrium, where she read one of her favorite Christmas books, “The Polar Express.”
After the reading, the First Lady had a heartwarming Q&A with the children.
Mrs. Trump revealed to the children that her favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night.”
The First Lady was also asked “If you could spend the holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go?” Her response: “I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, tropical island with my family.”
She told the crowd she likes to eat healthy for the holidays, and that the Trump family’s Christmas traditions include Christmas presents and attending midnight mass.
One child asked Mrs. Trump “what did you ask Santa for Christmas?” The answer was moving:
“I asked Santa, for Christmas, peace on the world, health, love, and kindness.”
In a statement from the White House, the First Lady summed up her experience.
“I was so grateful at the opportunity to spend time with the children and their families today, and want to thank the medical staff at Children’s National for their lifesaving work.
“The holidays are a time for hope, love, traditions and family, and it is my wish for everyone to be able to celebrate them in good health with their loved ones.
“Many of the patients and families I visited with today cannot spend the holidays at home this year, so I ask everyone to keep them in their thoughts and prayers as we hope for a speedy recovery and joyous New Year.”
The First Lady’s presence at the Children’s Hospital was enthusiastically received.
— DawnGpsalm63??? (@LoveUSADawn) December 8, 2017
FLOTUS is wonderful
— David lynn (@Eduardo46626319) December 8, 2017
God Bless you and your family. So graceful and beautiful.
— Chrissy (@ChrissyCelena) December 8, 2017
The best FLOTUS EVER
— Anthony Imperato (@AnthonyImperat6) December 8, 2017
I’m telling ya, folks. Even if she wasn’t #FLOTUS , l would still love this lady. She is demonstrating what a wonderful lady she is
— Rogerpoliticallyincorrect (@realrog4us) December 8, 2017
Class act ❤️
— Betsy (@oOoBetsyoOo) December 8, 2017
We love you @FLOTUS thank you for being so gracious.
— Natalie (@mom2trill) December 8, 2017