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Jennifer Lawrence Visits Children’s Hospital on Christmas, Remains Awesome

Lots of people say they’re gonna perform some sort of charity or volunteer work during the holidays, but all too often the obligations of the season get in the way.

Which is why it’s all the more impressive when someone with as much on her plate as Jennifer Lawrence takes time out of her busy schedule to make the season brighter for those less fortunate.

Lawrence stopped by the Norton’s Children’s Hospital in her native Kentucky on Christmas Eve to spread some cheer and pose for photos with staff and patients.

It’s the fifth consecutive year that Jen has stopped by the hospital during the holiday season.

While many celebs would no doubt take to social media to inform the world of their magnanimity, Jen has made no public mention of her selfless act. 

In fact, were it not for an Instagram post from hospital staff, we might never have learned of her visit!

The photo below appeared online on Christmas Eve, along with the following caption:

“Louisville’s own Jennifer Lawrence stopped by Norton Children’s Hospital today to visit with patients, families, and staff,” the hospital shared on their Instagram page on Sunday.

“This visit has become a tradition for Lawrence each Christmas. Thank you, Jennifer! You sure do bring a smile to all!”

And, of course, Jen is generous with more than just her time.

Last year, she donated $ 2 million to the medical center.

Shortly thereafter, she announced the establishment of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Sure, stuff like this will never grab as many headlines as the rumors that Lawrence is dating Brad Pitt (she’s not, by the way), but this is the sort of thing Jen will be remembered for long after her popularity at the box office has declined.

(Not that that will be happening anytime soon.)

The impact that Lawrence has had on the young people she visits and their families is immeasurable.

Add to that the fact that there’s no telling how many millions of fans might be inspired by her stellar example and perform some of their own acts of kindness, and you start to get an idea of just how awesome Jen truly is.

We hear she’s not too shabby as an actress, either!

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