Jimmy Fallon spread some Thanksgiving cheer this morning, visiting the children of Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in New York while wearing a chicken suit.
The comedian and late night host joined “Today’s” Savannah Guthrie for the show’s annual “Thanks and Giving” segment. Fallon spent time with the kids, singing, playing games, and even donning a chicken suit to do a sing-along chicken rendition of The Lumineers', “Ho Hey.”
Actress Marlo Thomas, the outreach director for the children’s hospital, said of Fallon’s visit, “Having Jimmy here playing with them, it gives them a chance to get back to normal life,"
Keeping with the chicken theme, Fallon then played a game with some of the children called “Egg Russian Roulette.” The 39-year old actor took turns with the kids, cracking eggs over each other’s heads, with 10 hard-boiled and 2 raw. In the end, Fallon ended up with two egg’s worth of yolk running down his face.
Fallon later tweeted of the experience:
Shout out to some of the coolest kids I’ve ever met at @StJude! Rematch?— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 27, 2013
Fallon said of the visit, "When you see these kids smiling, that's what it's all about. That’s what St. Jude’s about. And that's what today is about, just making them happy. If it takes cracking eggs on your head or a chicken suit … I'll be there."
Wearing a chicken suit isn't the only way to spread cheer (though it helps). What are you doing to give back this holiday season? Let us know in the comment section below!