Movie heartthrob Zac Efron brought cheers to patients at the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA in Los Angeles when he took time Friday, December 19 to visit critically ill patients for approximately two hours. Teaming up with Gifts.com, he presented gifts, signed autographs and posed alongside his fans as he toured the wards.
Among the toys which were given away to all the patients at the hospital were electronic keyboards, Tickle Me Elmo dolls, art sets, board games and "High School Musical" products. The stuff worth $10,000 in total, it has been reported.
A source who witnessed Zac's hospital visit told US Weekly, the actor "really spent time bonding with each of the children and their families." He, moreover, "was super gracious and could not have been more kind and truly happy to be there." Besides, in between times giving away gifts, Zac also signed autographs and struck some poses with hospital staff.
"The kids were smitten and beaming from ear to ear," the source added. "Some of the kids couldn't even speak, but they had the widest grins and would sit as close to him as possible."
As for his acting career, Zac Efron can next be seen starring in at least three big screen movies, they are "Me and Orson Welles", "17 Again", and "Footloose".