WATCH: Caps visit kids at Georgetown University Hospital

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Photo credit Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The Washington Capitals visited children at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Monday and the pictures will melt your heart.

Great to meet so many strong kids today at @MedStarGUH! --#ALLCAPS #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/fB5Vzz5zeS

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

The players took part in a photo shoot with patients and their families as part of Flashes of Hope, a nonprofit whose mission is to change the way children with cancer and life-threatening conditions see themselves through photography, per Capitals Outsider

Hanging with a few of our new heroes at @MedStarGUH. #ALLCAPS #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/1iwxCEXPDJ

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

Alex Ovechkin brought a whole mess of balloons and his trademark smile.

-- @MedStarGUHBalloons is here! ------#ALLCAPS #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/626x6YV2sI

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

One young patient took some serious cuts with Devante Smith-Pelly. 

Thank you for the smiles-- today @Capitals! You might have a new recruit! #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/qmoLEoUQJR

— MedStar Georgetown (@MedStarGUH) December 17, 2018

Evgeny Kuznetsov helped a new friend with a bit of drawing and a little math. 

They like to draw together. ----#ALLCAPS #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/6PkH1pGY1k

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

Defensemen John Carlson and Jonas Siegenthaler and goaltender Pheonix Copley helped some kids build a tremendous gingerbread house.

Greatest. Gingerbread House. Ever.Kids at @MedStarGUH have created a masterpiece with the boys!#ALLCAPS #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/3ynIUkeTVs

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

Carlson explained what it means to the Caps to visit the brave kids.

.@TarynBray caught up with @JohnCarlson74 at @MedStarGUH during today’s team holiday visit #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/PQ9zHc6pK1

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

Truly a wonderful gesture by the Capitals. 

Thanks for having us @MedStarGUH - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!#ALLCAPS #CapsCare pic.twitter.com/NjO6EmvFjV

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2018

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