(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.

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“I think I like it,” she tells WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

A girl gets toys at Swedish Covenant Hospital. (Michele Fiore/WBBM)

A girl gets toys at Swedish Covenant Hospital. (Michele Fiore/WBBM)

Nine hundred toys — all donated to Swedish Covenant Hospital for the holidays.

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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.

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“I really hope their parents feel more comfortable that people are thinking of them while they’re having a health problem,” he says.