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Ludacris visits children's hospital

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Ludacris visits children's hospital

Ludacris gave out gifts at a children's hospital yesterday (22.12.15).

The 'Fast and Furious' star wished young patients at the Children's Hospital in Atlanta a "Merry Ludacrismas" as he handed out presents and posed for photos with the youngsters and their families.

Alongside a photo collage of the day, the 38-year-old star wrote on Instagram: "Tis the season. #givingback #childrenshospital #merryludacrismas @ludacrisfdtn (sic)"

And in another collage, Ludacris - whose own charity, The Ludacris Foundation, aims to help youths help themselves through volunteering - wrote: "Making their day makes my day @ludacrisfdtn #merryludacrismas.(sic)"

The 'Southern Hospitality' singer - who has daughters Karma, 14, and Cai, two, from past relationships and a six-month-old baby girl with wife Eudoxie - also sent prayers for the children's families, and admitted he admired the kids' "strength and perseverance".

He wrote next to another picture: "To all the parents my heart & prayers are with you. To all the children I admire your strength and perseverance. Love from the @ludacrisfdtn #childrenshospital #merryludacrismas.(sic)"

The kind gesture comes just a few weeks after the star - whose real name is Christopher Bridges - and his mother, Roberta Shields, spent the Thanksgiving holiday delivering turkey baskets with the trimmings and $500 Walmart gift cards to help three families from Utopian Academy for the Arts in Clayton County, Georgia.

Utopian Academy executive director Artesius Miller said: "Ludacris and his family foundation have been loyal supporters of Utopian Academy.

"We appreciate his support of our scholars, our teachers, and our school."