It started in January 2016 as a fun joke. It ended up being one of the best times of his life.
Charlie McManus, AKA: T-Shirt Guy, became as visible as Caps superfans like Horn Guy, Goat, and TJ Yoshie over the last year due to his ridiculous t-shirt designs that he would create and wear to games.
Using the app Yoshirt, McManus would blow up the images, usually taken by fellow bloggers, so that the print would encompass every inch of the fabric.
On Sunday, the Caps Jersey Off Their Backs night, McManus asked nine different fans to help him salute the Capitals after another record-breaking year. The supporters all put on McManus’s original shirts — each cost about $40 to print and ship — and stood in front of the glass during warmups. Afterwards, in an incredibly kind gesture, McManus let each helper keep the shirt they wore.