05/22/2014 03:46 am ET Updated May 22, 2014

Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Visit To Minnesota Children's Hospital

It seems Mother Monster takes her moniker to heart.

Lady Gaga showed off her affectionate side this week when she surprised some young patients at a Minnesota children's hospital.

According to NBC-affiliate KARE 11, Gaga, who was in Minnesota as part of her ARTPOP Ball tour, only gave the staff at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul a few hours notice before showing up on Wednesday to say hello. WCCO-TV added that the "Born This Way" singer sang to several patients during her visit and "spent one-on-one time with several of them."

This isn't the first time the 28-year-old star has gone out of her way to bring cheer to younger fans. Last year, Lady Gaga spent some quality time with a terminally-ill 5-year-old fan.

“Kayleigh's dream to meet the singer is going to come true,” the child's mother wrote on her page in the weeks before the special encounter.



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