BOSTON (CBS) — A political dynamic duo joined forces for a good cause in downtown Boston Wednesday.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh rang the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Macy’s around noon–but it was a surprise for those gathered when Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker showed up to help.

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“I asked the mayor if there was a chance for me to come by and just wish him a Merry Christmas,” said Baker. “And he said, ‘well, I’m gonna be down ringing the bell on Wednesday if you wanna come down and do some civic service,’ so I said sure.”

“And he brought $20, so it was worth it,” Walsh joked.

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It’s the final week of the Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign, and the governor and mayor showed up to try to help the organization meet their annual goal.

“It’s for a great cause,” said Walsh. “When I was a kid, coming downtown, the Salvation Army was always here. The governor has the same story as a kid. It’s great to support a great organization.”

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports