MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Families at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis got a special post-Christmas treat Friday morning.

Minnesota Wild Star Ryan Suter dropped by to say hello and hang out.

READ MORE: 4 Men Arrested Amid Investigation Into Duluth Shootings

The Ronald McDonald House announced Suter, and his wife Becky, will serve as official ambassadors for the charity.

The organization gives families a home away from home when their children are in need of special care.

READ MORE: Mayo Clinic Remains Nation's Top-Ranked Hospital

“We have two kids of our own, and whenever you can help with great causes and organizations that help kids, it’s exciting to be a part of,” Suter said.

Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are provided with lodging, meals, schooling and activities during their stay – all free of charge.

MORE NEWS: Woman In Custody Dies In Western Wisconsin Jail

The program has grown from serving 400 families to nearly 4,000 families each year.