Jennifer Lawrence pays heartwarming visit to Montreal children’s hospital

Children at Shriners Hospital in Montreal were thrilled to see a real life superhero walking the halls when Jennifer Lawrence stopped by for a surprise visit. X-Men: Apocalypse’s Mystique chatted with young fans, posed for pictures and signed autographs, even penning a special message on a little boy’s cast.

The Oscar-winning actress is in Quebec working on the latest film in the X-Men franchise alongside Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult and newest cast members Olivia Munn and Rose Byrne. Earlier this year, Jennifer hinted that her days of playing the blue-skinned mutant will come to an end after production wraps on Apocalypse, but a few months later she recanted her comments, telling Yahoo! Movies, “I’m just going to see how I feel in the moment when they ask. It might not make a lot of sense to a lot of people, but I feel like I’ll know when they ask. If I get a pit in my stomach and feel like I’m going to throw up, I’ll say no,” she said, adding with a laugh, “And if I don’t, I’ll ask how much they want to pay me.”

CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERYJennifer Lawrence drops in to show her support for children at Shriners Hospital

Pictures of the visit were shared on the hospital Facebook page with the caption: “A very special visitor stopped by our Canada hospital today.

“Jennifer Lawrence is in Montreal filming a new movie and she made time to visit some of our #‎ShrinersCanada kids and staff. Everyone had a great time!”

The 24-year-old is also said to visit Kosair Hospital in her hometown Louisville, Kentucky.

Patients and staff were thrilled by Jennifer Lawrence’s thoughtful gesture

She prepared for the busy period ahead with a sun-drenched girls’ holiday with queen of comedy Amy Schumer. The fun-loving duo posted pictures of themselves forming a human pyramid with their friends dressed in a bikinis and riding jet skis.

Before that Jen spent the weekend of 4 July in New York, cycling around with boyfriend Chris Martin.

The relationship seems to have been going on for about a year.

“He’s made an effort to get to know her friends," a source told People, adding that the couple are going to try and take time out of their busy schedules later in the year to enjoy a "relaxing vacation" together.

“Both have full plates and they like it that way. They see each other when they can, yet each continues to do their own thing. They respect each other immeasurably.

HELLO! Canada magazine is available for your tablet and smartphone. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world’s best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue. CLICK HERE to sign up for a free trial.