Patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center received some extra special visitors this past Saturday -- the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters film! Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon visited the Boston hospital decked out in full costume.https://twitter.com/feigfans/status/627549400458506240/photo/1
They visited and took pictures with a number of patients and their families. The hospital posted some of the pictures on their Facebook page, thanking the cast for taking the time to visit.https://twitter.com/feigfans/status/627541476898177025/photo/1 https://www.facebook.com/tuftsmedicalcenter/posts/10154026896428356
The hospital also relayed a story about a patient who wanted a picture with the cast, but wasn't allowed visitors at the time. The cast decided to take the photo outside the room with the door open so the "sweet patient" could also get in the shot. In addition, the photos posted by the hospital were shared over Instagram and Twitter with Jones and a fan account for director Paul Feig retweeting several others.
Not everyone was in support of the in-costume visit though. Many men released their inner-hater in the comments section on the Tufts Medical Center Facebook post. Seriously, dudes?? Get over it. Women can fight fictitious ghosts in a comic setting just as well (obviously better) as men can. The Facebook moderator even had to write that any negative comments on the post would be deleted.https://twitter.com/TuftsMedicalCtr/status/627543746654044160
Celebrities visiting hospitals while in costume has become an endearing trend, especially recently. Earlier this year Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans visited a Seattle area hospital, and Johnny Depp visited patients dressed as Jack Sparrow in Australia.
Ghostbusters is currently filming in Boston, and will be in theaters on July 22, 2016.