The Dallas Cowboys Visited Children’s Hospitals on Monday

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Every year the Dallas Cowboys visit children’s hospitals in the DFW area to spend some time with the kids and brighten their spirits. According to their website, this year they visited “Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital.”

It was a surprise for the kids to see 10 players alongside some Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders entering the hospital with goodies to give away. All four of the hospitals were visited by players at the same time, and even parents didn’t know the Cowboys were coming until that morning.

CBS DFW reports that this tradition started 28 years ago, and it delights children every visit. This year at Medical City Children’s Hospital, 60 children were able to meet their players and the cheerleaders.

The players say they feel fortunate to take part in the event as well. “I think we are pretty lucky to be in a situation we can come and make some kids smile,” Tony Romo told ESPN. “I have a couple of young boys and so when you see the kids here at the hospital it touches your heart… These kids today were so nice and energetic and had big smiles on their faces.”