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Omaha native and Internet star, JoJo Siwa, surprises local kids

Posted at 8:22 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 21:22:20-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha native JoJo Siwa spread some smiles when she visited children in the area.

The teen surprised young patients at Nebraska Medicine on Friday. The hospital shared images on Facebook.

Siwa also surprised kids at Millard Public Schools' Wheeler Elementary on Thursday. Area schools have promoted a #BeKind movement. Siwa shared this message while talking to students, "it's always the right answer to be kind and to be nice to everyone."

On Instagram, Siwa, who has more than 8 million followers, said this about the school visit, "I appreciate moments in life like this more than anyone could ever know."

Siwa appeared on two seasons of "Dance Moms." She's been in shows and movies on Nickelodeon and has millions of subscribers on YouTube.

You've also likely seen her face if you've walked down the toy aisle at big box stores. She's launched multiple lines of accessories, toys and clothes.