Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez paid a visit to a children's hospital and spent quality time with the young patients.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez. Pic/Santa Banta 

The 22-year-old singer-actress visited Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, reports eonline.com.

"Selena took the time to stop and visit with each one, hear their stories, give hugs, share laughs and provide encouragement," the hospital said in a statement.

"It was a much-needed lift for these children and their families during an incredibly difficult time."

Sporting a "Team Connor" bracelet in honour of a patient, the singer posed for photos with children near their hospital beds. She even referred to one of her new friends as a "princess."

"We are so grateful for genuine kindness and compassion for our patients, families and the staff who care for them," said the statement.