With so much bad news in the world out there, we thought we would turn the spotlight on some of the good in the world, too.
Our friends at Medieval Times decided to bring some good cheer to critically ill children being treated at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore this week, which is National Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Two knights and a princess, donned in their elegant costumes, spent the afternoon playing with children and stopping by several patient rooms to deliver new pairs of pajamas and to give the children a little dose of fairytale magic.
You never would have known that one little boy, Ross, just 20 months of age, had just undergone very intensive leg surgery a couple of days earlier, but when he saw the knights and princess, his face just lit up. Our friends at Medieval Times probably could have played basketball with him all day if they didn't have to perform shows at Arundel Mills Mall!
Ross' mother got a chance to relax for a quick moment, too. "It's just so nice to see him play," she said.
In addition to the children we visited that day, we also dropped off 100 new pairs of pajamas for the staff at Sinai to distribute to other children who will undergo rigrous medical treatment.
Pajamas might be a small thing, but when you spend time in a hospital gown for a while, they can be just the right gift of coziness and comfort our kids need.
"You have no idea how much he will love these," said one mom, whose son was asleep when we dropped by his room.
It's not every day that we have knights and princesses visiting our kids, but we do provide kindness every day to our families --- more than 1,000 of them in seven states and Washington, D.C.
Help us continue to do great things for our kids and families at Casey Cares and donate today!