PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There were some special visitors at UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins stopped by the hospital on Monday.

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They spent the day visiting patients, posing for photos and signing autographs.

It’s an annual event that the players seem to enjoy just as much as the kids.

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There were lots of smiles, especially from the kids that are huge Penguins fans.

“I think it’s great we get to do this. It’s definitely really eye-opening,” Sam Lafferty said. “It’s awesome to see the kids. It’s nice to be able to bring some cheer. They are battling and going through some hard times. I think it puts things in perspective for us. Just overall a great day.”

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The Penguins didn’t come empty-handed either as they brought gifts and some game tickets for families who can attend.