WWE stars spend time with patients at St. Mary’s Hospital in Bayside

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars were at Bayside’s St. Mary’s Hospital for Children Wednesday for a meet and greet with their fans.

Wrestler Dean Ambrose and WWE commentator Renee Young first spent time at the care facility with patients in a group for disabled young adults aged 18 to 26. The stars gave out autographs and replicas of WWE championship belts, and then moved through the hospital, first to an area with younger fans and then to private rooms for bedside appearances.

“It’s so cool to be able to come in here and get to hang out and see their faces light up when you come in the room,” Young said. “They see us on TV, and just to have that one-on-one experience with them is amazing.”

Ambrose — a former WWE U.S. Champion who hails from Cincinnati and cuts a massive figure at 6 feet 4 inches tall and 225 pounds — said that he was impressed with the positive attitudes of the patients he met that day.

“It’s always nice to come in and see someone stuck in the hospital on a nice day and who still has such a positive energy and outlook, and being able to use WWE to brighten up their day more,” Ambrose said. “It always makes us feel good to help out anybody.”


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