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P.K. Subban's Christmas Surprise At Montreal Children's Hospital Will Melt Your Heart, And The Ice

12/24/2015 03:45 EST | Updated 12/24/2015 03:59 EST

Teddy bears, David's Tea and a giant Christmas tree — yes, that sounds exactly like a P.K. Subban Christmas.

The Montreal Canadiens defenceman surprised a number of families at Montreal Children's Hospital earlier this month when he transformed his namesake atrium into a "winter wonderland," with the help of the Air Canada Foundation.

Back in September, Subban pledged a donation of $10 million to the hospital over the next seven years, but this time around, he made his visit even more memorable while clad in a teal snowflake onesie.

In a video posted to his personal YouTube channel, the Toronto native is captured on camera dancing around the atrium and greeting youngsters and their relatives who thought they were attending a simple gift wrapping event. Subban kept the atrium's makeover and festive activities a surprise until he and the kids pushed a magic button, which revealed a larger-than-life holiday party.

"I may not always have that ability to get people to donate money and join my charity or my foundation or my events. But right now I do, so I'm trying to capitalize on that."

Full of gifts, face paint stations and candy, the lucky attendees also got to interact with Subban himself, with one girl telling him that she "recognized him from TV" where she saw him "skating."

The 26-year-old player's video shows the entire genesis of his surprise, and also features a touching moment when he awarded hospital patient Andy Corsino and his family a $5,000 cheque. According to Subban, the family had been going through a tough time that not only included their son's treatment, but also the loss of their home in a fire.

But the heartwarming video is just one way Subban has been spreading holiday cheer this season.

Earlier this month, he sang "Let It Go" from "Frozen" along with his teammates, and he also successfully challenged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (among other citizens) to sing Christmas carols to help usher Canadians into the festive spirit.

In an interview with NHL.com, Subban said he's just thrilled to encourage others to flex their charitable muscles.

"I may not always have that ability to get people to donate money and join my charity or my foundation or my events," said Subban. "But right now I do, so I'm trying to capitalize on that. Who knows? Hopefully I have that for the rest of my life, but why not do it now?"

This attitude is nothing new to Subban, who just last year surprised a group of kids with a private hockey lesson.

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