Melania Trump took time out of her day to visit the pediatric wing of a Manhattan hospital on Thursday. In honor of National Read Across America Day and also Dr. Seuss‘ birthday, Melania Trump read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” to sick children at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Via ABC News:
“We will read some books today,” Trump told the children. “So do you know what is today? It’s a reading day. So I came to encourage you to read — and to think about what you want to achieve in life.”
Holding up a copy of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” she said, “this is one of my favorite books. This is one from my library.”
When Trump got to a passage in the book about a “slump,” she looked at the children and said, “So sometimes you don’t feel good, right? But then, what do you do?”
A hush fell over the room.
“You go places where you feel better,” she told them.
When Trump was finished reading the book, she looked at the children and said, “Do you like the book? I will leave it here.” One girl held up her hand, and Trump gave her the book. “I encourage you all to read a lot -– to get educated.”
Another example of our First Lady honoring the American people gracefully. What a wonderful and kind gesture to spend time with those most in need.