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Jennifer Lawrence Spent Christmas Eve Visiting A Children's Hospital And We Love This Annual Tradition

She brought smiles for everyone.

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When it comes to ways to spend your Christmas Eve, Jennifer Lawrence has a standing date each year that is ultra-inspiring. The Oscar-winning actress once again visited Norton Children's Hospital — located in her hometown of Louisville, Ky. — and she did so with a big smile.

"Louisville's own Jennifer Lawrence stopped by Norton Children's today to visit with patients, families, and staff," the hospital's Instagram account reads along with a photo of Lawrence with a group of what appears to be staff. "This visit has become a tradition for Lawrence each Christmas. Thank you, Jennifer! You sure do bring a smile to all!"

According to multiple outlets, this is a visit J.Law has made for at least the past five years. Lawrence, cheering everyone up while enjoying some downtime for the holidays, looks right at home in a black top and a checkered shirt. Those who get to meet her, of course, are overjoyed.

In one photo in particular, the hospital's Instagram account points out how the 27-year-old former Hunger Games star "visits with one of the many families at the children's hospital today!" Many is correct, as Norton hosts more than 5,000 kids each year for specified heart care.

In addition to just visiting, this is the same children's hospital Lawrence donated $2 million to back in 2016 to help establish the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. This helped provide a 14-bed unit that would have room for families to stay with children who were at the hospital for heart procedures and recovering from said procedures.

"My family and I have met so many wonderful children on our visits to the hospital. Their strength and courage is inspiring," Lawrence said in a press release at the time. "I challenge everyone to give whatever they can to raise an additional $2 million to help."

(H/T: Us Weekly)

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