'Oh my God!' Video: Tears of joy, hugs as Covington Police hand out $100 bills to unsuspecting people _lowres

Covington Police hand out $100 bills to unsuspecting residents this week as part of 'Operation Secret Santa.' (Photo courtesy of Covington PD)

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It's become something of a Christmas tradition for police forces across the country. But that doesn't mean the impact it has is lessened.

Covington Police are in the midst of "Operation Secret Santa," handing out $100 bills to unsuspecting people.

The reactions are being catpured by police on video. Check out some of the surprises below. Click here if you're having trouble viewing them.

More hugs....

Posted by Covington Police Department (Covington, LA) on Wednesday, December 23, 2015