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Johnny Depp visits young cancer patients dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Captain Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl made a quick detour to Paris, France.

Actor Johnny Depp visited the Institut Curie to spend time with pediatric cancer patients dressed as his character from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films. The hospital tweeted photos of his visit with hospital staff, children and families.

The tweet reads in French, "Surprise visit of Jack Sparrow, the most famous pirate to children & teens of our pediatric service! A gift that has been the joy of patients, families, caregivers, doctors and researchers. Huge thanks to Johnny Depp for his time, his comfort and his energy."

The video above shows Depp touring the hospital with staff and visiting patients' rooms. The photos on Twitter have been retweeted over 1,800 times.

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