Elf on the Shelf Doppelganger spreads Christmas cheer at Rush Hospital

Facebook

On a Thursday at Rush University Medical Center —“Tommy the Real Elf” paid a visit pediatric patients and their families to spread Christmas cheer.

After being told by friends he looked like a real-life Elf on the Shelf, Tommy decided to start dressing up like one to give back, according to a WGN report.

“You can’t take life too seriously. Got to have a sense of humor and a candy cane,” Holl told the news outlet.

Holl – who is also a cancer survivor treated at Rush – walked through the hospital’s halls bringing smiles to pediatric patients and their families according to WGN.

RELATED: Humboldt Park Grinch caught on video stealing Christmas decorations from multiple homes

“I know what they’re going through – I’ve gone through similar situation,” Holl said to the news outlet. “To be able to visit them and put a little smile on their face… it really is a big deal.”

Dr. Christina Chen, Pediatric Hospitalist, says the visits are nicest for the children who are confined to their rooms, according to WGN.

RELATED: Teach your kids a lesson this Christmas with these awesome STEM gifts

“[It’s] nice to bring Christmas spirit to them while they’re here,” Dr. Chen told the news outlet.

To follow The Real Elf’s spreading of Christmas cheer, follow him below!

https://www.facebook.com/TheRealElf/?pnref=lhc

What do you think?

How the wealthiest person in Texas and the richest woman in the US spends her money

Despite his previous NSFW wardrobe malfunction, Lenny Kravitz still goes commando