The Marlboro, Massachusetts fire department brought holiday cheer to the less fortunate families in their town on Sunday.
Firefighters delivered Christmas meals, complete with staples, including ready-to-cook ham and bread.
Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, they make it a mission to help out those in town who need it most.
Firefighter Bob Dolan said it's a way to give back and pay it forward.
Natascha Coira is a single mother of two children who works 40 hours a week, but she's still struggling to make ends meet.
"It's stressful and tough and sad sometimes," Coira said.
When she heard the surprise knock at her door, she was brought to tears knowing her and her kids will have a decent meal come the holiday.
"It's really hard, it's really hard," she said through tears.
For firefighters who usually see people in a crisis, playing Santa Claus is a nice change.
"From our family to your family," said one firefighter. "That's our message."