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Circus stars visit youngsters at Memorial Health

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are in Savannah to clown around for the next four days. While some of the youngsters at Memorial Health Children's Hospital might not be able to get down to the show, the ringmaster and other stars were able to bring the show to them Thursday. Members of the circus spent the afternoon visiting with children and passing out bracelets and stickers.

"It is just great for us to be out here. You know it is such an inspiration to see these kids smiling and laughing. This can be, you know, incredibly difficult and laughter is truly the best medicine," said David Shipman, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

"Bringing some joy to them is really something that is important and for us it is really nice to feel like we can help," said Paula Nascimento, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

The circus will continue through Sunday.

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