(CBS) — Chicago firefighters are in the business of helping people. On Friday, they helped play Santa Claus at one North Side hospital.
Eight-year-old Laylah Brown wasn’t expecting Santa’s helpers would be wearing Chicago fire fighter uniforms, and giving her an early Christmas present. Actually, several presents.READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed In Near North
“I think I like it,” she tells WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
Nine hundred toys — all donated to Swedish Covenant Hospital for the holidays.READ MORE: Man In Custody After River North Shooting
Janice Marino says these are her 10-day-old son Rocco Marsisiak’s very first Christmas gifts.
“But we’re here together. We’re doing it together,” the mom says.
Lt. Terry Stadler was among firefighters handing them out.MORE NEWS: Man Dies After Falling On Kedzie Pink Line Tracks
“I really hope their parents feel more comfortable that people are thinking of them while they’re having a health problem,” he says.