Kelly Rowland and Ciara gave the gift of song to bring some holiday cheer to children who are spending Christmas in hospital this year.
The two singers paired up for a visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital for the Why Not You Foundation, which was founded by Ciara’s husband, Russell Wilson. Ciara, 32, shared a video of herself and Rowland, 36, singing “Jingle Bells” to a patient on Friday.
“Singing #JingleBells With @KellyRowland for Princess Erin. @MrBarryBlack on the guitar. What a special day! @WhyNotYouFDN️,” she wrote in the caption.
Rowland also shared her excitement for singing and visiting the hospital’s patients, writing on Instagram, “Thank you so much to @ciara & @seattlechildrens For having me! The smiles I saw yesterday made my heart smile! I had so much fun!!! Can’t wait to do it again! XO.”
The hospital also shared a photo of the two singers with patients, writing, “It warmed our hearts to see patients enjoy such a holly jolly, very merry day in the playroom thanks to @Ciara, @kellyrowland and @amazon!”
Suzanne Weir, a patient’s mother, told the hospital the ladies “brought a smile to these kids’ faces. It helped get our minds off things and made us feel better. I felt like a weight had been taken off my shoulders. We could just relax and have fun.”
Ciara joined the board of director for Why Not You Foundation in early December and has helped spread the organization’s message to the more than 50 million followers on her social media platforms.
The organization was founded by the Seattle Seahawks quarterback in 2014 and is dedicated helped children and preparing youth to become leaders.