Selena Gomez & Ryan Seacrest Surprise Kids at Philly Children’s Hospital (PHOTOS)

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The kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia got quite a surprise when American Idol host Ryan Seacrest brought along a special guest for his visit: Selena Gomez! While there, Selena played with the kids and greeted some of her youngest fans.

After the visit, Ryan sent out a special thank you to Selena via Twitter:

“The smiles that @SelenaGomez brought to kids’ faces at @RyanFoundation… unforgettable. #thankyou.”

The visit was part of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals for children to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Today marked the launch of the latest center, The Voice, at the Philly hospital.

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