As if I wasn't excited enough about the new all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, the cast has to go and do something so generous and sweet. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, stars of the Ghostbusters reboot, stopped by Tufts Medical Center's Floating Hospital for Children on Saturday, Aug. 1, during a break from shooting their Boston-based film. Dressed in full Ghostbusters regalia, the cast hung out with patients and their families, holding babies, letting kids handle their proton packs, and happily posing for pictures with seemingly anyone who wanted one.
The hospital posted several photos of the cast's visit on Saturday, and unsurprisingly, they're absolutely adorable. McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, and Jones look like they're having an absolute ball, as are all the patients and families featured in the photos. It's hard to imagine anyone stuck in a hospital not being thrilled upon realizing that four of the funniest ladies in Hollywood, in full costume for their new, highly-anticipated movie, have come to spread cheer and make people's days that much better. On its Facebook page, the Floating Hospital thanked the stars for giving residents a "huge surprise, and for putting "a big smile on our patients faces!"
This is an incredibly sweet move by all four of these awesome ladies, but their generosity is no big surprise. McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, and Jones all seem to be extremely charitable people, and in fact, McCarthy and Wiig's philanthropic efforts have been well-documented. McCarthy has supported the Livestrong Foundation through attending events planned and run by other famous celebrities. McCarthy has also actively and consistently shut down body shaming for plus-size women, even launching a clothing line designed for women who are over a size 12.
Wiig has also shown herself to be quite the charitable star. Not only was she named "Sexiest Vegetarian" by PETA in 2011, she has also supported the efforts of Amnesty International and did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But that's not all: Wiig also participated in One Kid One World's "Night Of (At Least) 18 Laughs," and she also filmed a Funny Or Die video for the Clinton Foundation, entitled "Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division."
The philanthropic efforts of McKinnon and Jones haven't been as greatly documented as those of Wiig and McCarthy, but certainly the group's visit to the hospital is just one of many charitable things they've done together. After all, they're the Ghostbusters — they're here to save the world, one good deed at a time.