Selena Gomez loves giving back.
The 26-year-old singer participated in Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Big Slick 2019 Celebrity Weekend on Friday, first meeting and greeting patients at the Kansas City hospital. Gomez posed for pics with a handful of fans, who were all smiles as the former Wizards of Waverly Place star chatted and played games with them.
“What a wonderful way to kick off Big Slick weekend!! Thank you to @RobRiggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, @davidkoechner, @ericstonestreet and all of their friends for brightening our kids’ day and raising a ton of money for pediatric research!!” Children’s Mercy wrote on their Instagram alongside a slew of pics from the hospital visit.
Gomez, as well as a handful of other celebrities including Zachary Levi, Katherine McNamara, Cobie Smulders, Ariel Winter, Adam Scott and more, also took the field for a charity softball game to support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs.
The Kansas City Royals’ official Twitter shared video and photos ahead of the big game.
Gomez’s last public appearance was at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in May to promote her new film, The Dead Don’t Die.
At a press conference for the movie, she got candid about the harms of social media.
“I think our world is going through a lot. I would say, for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible,” Gomez said. “It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are and they’re not really aware of the news or anything going on. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”