After Friday’s practice, Caps players — including Alex Ovechkin — met the Wish Kids they are playing for on Hockey Fights Cancer Night. Judging from the photos and video on social media, Nate Schmidt definitely had the most fun.
The Human Emoji first met with seven-year-old Amanda, who is battling leukemia, at his locker stall. The two chatted and then Schmidt worked the room. It was at that point, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Jill Sorenson, noted that the magnetic Caps defenseman had become a “human jungle gym.”
Watch as several kids lay on top of him playing. It’s the best.
Video via @msefoundation
Check out these photos.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 4, 2016
— Jill Sorenson (@JillSorenson17) November 4, 2016
— Make-A-Wish Mid-Atl (@WishMidAtlantic) November 4, 2016
— GraceOlson (@GraceOlsonTV) November 4, 2016
For sure, it's Nate Schmidt. pic.twitter.com/GtaugMQvpw
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) November 4, 2016
Yeah, that’s pretty great.
“Even during this difficult time, you’ll most likely see a smile on her face,” Schmidt said of Amanda in a prepared video.
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