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Selena Gomez got into the true Christmas spirit by doing good and giving back to her fans. The 24-year-old singer visited patients at Cook Children's Medical Center in her home state of Texas on Christmas Eve. The children got to spend quality time chatting with Gomez and decorating festive Christmas cookies.

Cook Children's Medical Center shared a sweet photo of Gomez and a patient hugging in front of a Christmas tree with the caption, "Thank you @selenagomez for stopping by the Child Life Zone this morning to visit with our patients and families who weren't able to be home this Christmas Eve! #selenagomez #christmaseve #tistheseason #holidayseason."

A mother of one of the patients also expressed her gratitude for Gomez bringing joy to her daughter, Madison, who is a huge fan of the Wizards of Waverly Place actress. She took to Instagram to share a touching photo of Gomez and her daughter and wrote, "Selena came to see Madison today! Love that she took time out of her busy schedule to make her day!"

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Following her much-needed time off to take care of herself, it's wonderful to see that the pop singer is smiling again and sharing her joy with children who look up to her.