NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey and police officers were decked out in their Christmas best on Wednesday.

The cops dressed as Santa and superheroes during a visit to Brookdale Hospital’s pediatric floor.

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Omarion admitted that things in the hospital were pretty boring until a special visitor came in.

“It was kinda cool and stuff,” he told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones after being handed a Captain America doll by Captain American.

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Maddrey said it was about spreading happiness.

“We want to make the children smile, and in turn we make the parents smile, and just bring a little Christmas cheer and a little joy,” he said.

From babies to teens there were plenty of smiles as Santa came bearing gifts.

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