(WCSC) - Dozens of Lowcountry kids are playing with their new four-legged friends today.
That's after "elves" from the Charleston Animal Society surprised them with special deliveries of kittens and puppies on Christmas.
A total of 25 animals were given away on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Organizers say it's an annual event that lights up everyone's faces.
"They're so excited! Particularly the small children who don't know they're getting the pet. The parents will come in, then they'll take them home. We've seen some amazing lit up faces when the kids get these kittens," said Kay Hyman.
The event was such a success organizers say they had to turn away volunteers because so many wanted to help make deliveries.