Bret Michaels makes Christmas delivery to Bahamas

Bret Michaels carries Christmas gifts to his private plane for delivery to the Bahamas Dec. 20, 2019. (Courtesy WPTV)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPTV) - Poison frontman Bret Michaels is trading his signature bandana for a Santa hat to help spread holiday cheer.

Michaels loaded up his private plane with gifts for residents in the Bahamas who were hit hard by a hurricane three months ago.

Among the presents, a very special passenger - 9-year-old Emma Sawyer.

Sawyer's home was destroyed in the storm.

She's been staying with family members in Florida while her parents remain in the Bahamas trying to rebuild.

Micahels didn't want the little girl to spend the holidays apart from her parents, so he stepped in to take her home.

"I can't imagine being away from my kids that long,” Michaels told NBC affiliate WPTV. “I’m away a couple days and I miss them, so yeah, having her back that's the best gift of all.”

Michaels also plans to deliver gifts to families in Puerto Rico.