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When staff at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center spotted the all female cast of the new Ghostbusters movie were in town, they decided to put up a poster displaying the words from the original movie song, “Who ya gonna call?”.
The staff got more than they bargained for this weekend, when the cast, consisting of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnoy and Leslie Jones took time out from filming in Boston’s Chinatown and theatre district and answered the request by turning up at the hospital in complete Ghostbusters attire! They took the time to speak to the sick children in the ward and even carried their famous proton packs on their backs!
This is another recently reported celebrity “hero” visit, following Chris Evans’ recent spring visit to a Seattle hospital, dressed in full Captain America costume to surprise children receiving care there.
Both visits have brought joy to the staff and children at the hospitals. Diane Payeur, whose nephew Patrick Mcgaffgan had pneumonia following open heart surgery, took the time to send a message of appreciation to the Ghostbusters crew, “Thanks for visiting my nephew Patrick Mcgaffgan. You made his day after a long and difficult week. He had open heart surgery on Tuesday and you put a smile on his face and also his parents. Thank you.”
The Tufts Medical centre also sent a message of appreciation of the visit.
— Tufts Medical Center (@TuftsMedicalCtr) August 1, 2015
The new Ghostbusters movie is scheduled for release in July 2016. The decision for an all female cast has caused a mixed reaction amongst fans of the original movies. Also, rumors have circulated about the filming of further movies in the franchise, although producer Ivan Reitman has clarified there is to be purely the one movie, describing the follow-up movie rumors as, “just noise”.