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Hungarian hospital staff give new mothers one extra festive gift

Hungarian hospital staff give new mothers one extra festive gift
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Staff on a maternity ward at a Hungarian hospital gave new mothers a little surprise on Thursday, dressing their new arrivals in mini Santa suits.

The festive costumes were put on the babies to mark St Nicholas Day, when children receive gifts from Santa.

Judit Balazsne Nemeth, an employee at the Gábor Kátai Hospital in Karcag, Hungary, posted several pictures of Christmassy newborns, saying the staff wanted to introduce a little festive spirit.

"Our beautiful little Santa Claus!" she wrote.

Meglepetéssel készültünk ma az édesanyák számára. Ünnepi hangulatot próbáltuk becsempészni osztályunkra. Hogyan? Nézzétek a képeket! Szépséges kis Mikulásaink! ??❤️???

Publiée par Judit Balázsné Németh sur Jeudi 6 décembre 2018

The post has gone viral in Hungary, with Facebook users sharing it more than 20,000 times, and hundreds of people posting postive notes in the comments.

"I am happy to look at these photos because of this little bit of fun from the nurses in the grey weekdays," one user said.

Another user simply thanked the hospital staff for the festive cheer, saying it was a very "hearty idea."

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