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"Sunshine Kids" shine on Bacchus float

A young cancer patient prepares to throw beads from Bacchus float-WVUE FOX 8 Photo A young cancer patient prepares to throw beads from Bacchus float-WVUE FOX 8 Photo

New Orleans, La.-Actor G. W. Bailey ruled as Bacchus on the Sunday night parade route, but it was an honor and joy he shared with some very special kids.

Bailey brought along about 30 "Sunshine Kids" from all over the country to take part in his Bacchus Parade ride.

The young cancer patients might have thought they knew what a parade was, but this first trip to New Orleans for carnival was an eye opening redefinition of the word.

The view from the float of throngs of people clamoring for beads and trinkets left them wide-eyed and amazed. 

Bailey's Sunshine Foundation works to bring joy to the lives of young cancer patients.

While in New Orleans the group also visited the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo, toured a swamp and attended the Endymion parade. 

Bailey, currently the co-star of "Major Crimes" on TNT, is well known for his work on television and in films including the "Police Academy" movies and "The Closer."

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