Actress Gal Gadot took a break from shooting the highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to 2017’s incredibly successful Wonder Woman, to visit the children at the Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia last week. And Gadot went big with it. Not only did the Israeli actress show up in full Wonder Woman regalia, she took photos with seemingly every patient in the place. One can only guess that the kids were pleased, but the adults took some time geek out really hard too.
The pictures say it all, Gadot just seems pleased to be able to make a few people happy. The photos shared to Twitter and Instagram, show her kissing some babies and posing with a huge chunk of the hospital staff. (“When Wonder Woman (the REAL Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot), comes to visit, you take as many pictures as you can!” wrote one enthused healthcare worker.)
You Guys!!!!! When Wonder Woman (the REAL Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot), comes to visit, you take as many pictures as you can!
Overall, the hospital staff and the patients seemed deeply encouraged by Gadot’s presence. It is, of course, still easy to be cynical about these sorts of celebrity fly-byes, but the truth it that this one, in particular, seemed to help. Gal Gadot, both as famous superhero and as very nice tall person, made people happier by showing up.
This is pretty par for the course for Gadot, who once showed up to a handful of Wonder Woman screenings and handed fans hot dogs before watching the movie with them. Gadot seems to be one of those people who see stardom as a responsibility and behave accordingly. That may not make her a superhero, but it is awfully admirable.
“I get really emotional and excited when it’s little kids,” she told Variety. “You see, to them, I’m not Gal, I’m like Diana, I’m Wonder Woman.”