Shop with a coal miner brought christmas joy to children in Perry County today.
The kids went shopping with the miners at Magic Mart in Hazard, where they were able to pick out anything they wanted.
Children from Leslie and Perry Counties loaded their carts with toys, clothes, and food.
Both the miners and kids say they had a great time being a part of a great cause.
"More important to take care of the kids, and that's what coal miners do is take care of the kids and work for people like them," said Keith Lewis, a coal miner.
"They are doing a great job and we are all thankful for them," said Casey Record, who is 11 years old.
Each child was able to buy more than 100 dollars worth of merchandise.
Some even took presents home to their families.