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Johnny Depp Visits Children at Hospital Dressed as Pirate Jack Sparrow

The actor spent over five hours meeting face-to-face with patients at the Vancouver children's hospital

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    In this May 18, 2017, file photo, Johnny Depp attends the premiere of Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The actor surprised children at a Vancouver hospital on Monday dressed as his character in the franchise, Jack Sparrow.

    Captain Jack Sparrow took time from his pirate duties to visit patients at a children's hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

    Actor Johnny Depp, in his role as Jack Sparrow from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, surprised patients at BC Children’s Hospital on Monday. According to the hospital’s Facebook page, Depp spent over five hours meeting face-to-face with patients in the oncology, general pediatrics and neurology wards.


    "Meeting Captain Jack was a dream come true for my daughter," said Sarah Kertcher, mother of 7-year-old Madison, a patient at the hospital. "He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids and it brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel."


    Depp’s visit to the Vancouver hospital was not the actor’s first time making a unexpected appearance to fans — in 2015, Depp, dressed as Sparrow, surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia.

    The fifth and most recent "Pirates of the Caribbean" film was released in May.