Barack Obama broke out his Santa cap and put smiles on the faces of kids during a visit to Washington, D.C.’s Children’s National Hospital on Wednesday. With a hearty “ho ho ho,” the former president used his jovial spirit and charisma to spread some holiday cheer. “My reindeer they were stuck in some snow,” he told the kids. “But I just wanted to make sure that I made the trip and I had a chance to see all of you guys.” During his visit, Obama sat with families and siblings of patients as he handed out presents. Obama’s last visit to the hospital was in 2014, while he was president.