Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is in the middle of filming yet another blockbuster, and this time Ms. Lawrence's film schedule takes her north of the border to Montreal, Québec, Canada, where X-Men: Apocalypse is being filmed. No matter where Jennifer's hectic schedule takes her, Ms. Lawrence always finds activities to fill the periods she's not required to be on set.
While Jennifer is often seen spending her free hours alone with her pet pooch or walking with a purported romantic interest, this time Ms. Lawrence spent time enjoying another activity that so often gives her a sense of fulfillment. Jennifer spent the day visiting the young patients of Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal on August 7, a visit that came as a welcome surprise to both staff and patients.
Making the visit an all-day event, Ms. Lawrence spent the time chatting with the children, posing for pictures, and using a big Sharpie marker to sign casts, big and small.
The hospital, of course, couldn't have been more grateful for Ms. Lawrence's visit, which went a long way toward brightening the hearts of so many of their patients.
"A very special visitor stopped by our Canada hospital today. Jennifer Lawrence is in Montreal filming a new movie and she made time to visit some of our #ShrinersCanada kids and staff," posted a staff member on the hospital's Facebook page, along with four of the photos. "Everyone had a great time!"
This isn't the first occasion Jennifer Lawrence has spent a day cheering up the lives of hospitalized children. Whenever Jennifer is home, she stops by Kosair Children's Hospital in the Ms. Lawrence's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where her visits are always welcomed by staff and children.
Lawrence has been working her way through a busy film schedule, which included working on the final Hunger Games installment, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and the biographical drama Joy before taking a short break with new BFF Amy Schumer. Now in Montreal for the X-Men film, Ms. Lawrence's willingness to spend her free time with the sick and hospitalized children in the area is an inspiration and a reminder that connecting with fellow human beings is an important part of life. Jennifer's contagious smile seems to prove that Ms. Lawrence gets as much from the visits as the children.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for a May 27, 2016, theatrical release.