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Kevin Love pays visit to children in hospital as Buddy the Elf

Kevin Love has not played in a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers since late October due to a foot injury and subsequent surgery, but that has not stopped the star player from performing good works in the community.

Love, along with a handful of Cavs teammates, paid a visit Thursday to Cleveland Clinic Children’s, where they handed out gifts, posed for pictures and interacted with young patients.

Love, all 6-foot-10 of him, really got into the festive spirit by showing up dressed as Buddy, the lovable, oversized Santa’s helper portrayed by Will Ferrell in the 2003 Christmas film, “Elf.”

The Cavaliers superstar and the team shared photos and video of the players’ visit on social media.

As noted in a report from Cleveland’s WHAM-TV, the team’s visit to the hospital is part of the annual Cavaliers Season of Giving. It’s a great tradition that certainly lifts the spirits of these ailing children and their families. Odds are such events probably mean just as much to the players as well.