LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Santa Claus found a new sleigh this year, and it's a Lake Charles police car.
This year the LCPD and Memorial Hospital teamed up to give children, that had to spend Christmas in the hospital, the presents they deserve.
A gesture that the children were really thankful for.
"It meant a lot to me, made me feel better than I was before and made my Christmas better," said patient Alexys Peron.
But it wasn't just the children who were getting a gift this Christmas morning, Santa said the smiles on the kid's faces was the only present he could ask for.
"The expressions that they have, the way the look at you. They're excited, they don't want to be here and they don't feel good. And then when we walk in the room they start to smile and I feel like I've done something for them. Helped them get a little better," said Santa.
Alexys spoke for all of the children and their families when she wanted to give thanks to everyone who helped deliver the presents this morning.
"Thank you. Ya'll made my day. Ya'll just made it wonderful for me. Ya'll blessed me," said Peron.
This was the first year the LCPD and Memorial Hospital did this together, and Santa promises he will be bringing presents to the hospital every Christmas morning for years to come.