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Superhero pose: Wonder Woman Gal Gadot visits kids’ hospital

July 9, 2018
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This image released by Kelly Swink Sahady shows Gal Gadot, dressed as Wonder Woman kissing Sahady's daughter Karalyne during a visit to Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Gadot signed autographs and posed for photos with patients and staffers and they posted some of the pictures to social media. (Kelly Swink Sahady via AP)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Movie star Gal Gadot surprised children at a Virginia hospital with a superpowered superhero moment: She visited them wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the popular “Wonder Woman” film.

Gadot doled out hugs, kisses, and autographs Friday at Inova Children’s Hospital in northern Virginia. She posed for photos with patients and staffers, and those started popping up on social media over the weekend.

One mom, Kelly Sahady of Sterling, posted photos of Gadot holding her 7-month-old daughter and giving her a kiss. Sahady tells WUSA-TV her daughter, Karalyne, is fighting an aggressive form of pediatric cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. She says meeting Gadot was a fun break.

Crews have been shooting “Wonder Woman 1984” in the Washington region in recent weeks.

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