Maryland sixth grader who helped create 1,000 masks gets Caps surprise

North Potomac, Maryland, sixth grader Alex Henderson helped create 1,000 masks for medical workers and first responders when shortages hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

After WTOP ran a story about Henderson’s efforts, it caught the attention of Washington Capitals radio play-by-play announcer John Walton — and Caps right winger Garnet Hathaway.

Hathaway — who runs Hath’s Heroes, which shows appreciation to first responders — decided to pay Henderson a (socially distanced) visit to say thank you.

Watch the video below.

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John Domen

John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

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