Video Of The Week - Tony Stark Fits Disabled Boy With An Iron Man Arm

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What's better than meeting your favorite superhero? How about receiving a bionic arm from him? That's exactly what seven-year-old Alex experienced recently, when he met with Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark!

When the young boy who was born with a partially developed arm was instructed to enter a hotel room, he had no idea what awaited him. Hence, you can only imagine Alex's surprise when Robert Downey Jr. walked in and fitted him with a bionic arm that looked very similar to the one he wore in Iron Man 3.

The arm, which will allow Alex to lead a normal life and be the envy of kids everywhere was created by Alberto Manero. The University of Central Florida Fulbright scholar and doctoral student in mechanical engineering builds and donates low-cost limbs to children around the world. Unlike traditional false limbs that can run as high as $40,000 USD, this 3-D printed prosthetic cost only $350 USD to make. In addition to being affordable it is definitely a lot cooler!

Resources: independent.co.uk, theguardian.com

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  • linklegend2021
    linklegend2021Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4:37 pm
    Aww wow iron man is my favorite hero it was so sad to see him die in endgame😭 oh now I'm crying
    • alphawolf13
      alphawolf13Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:34 am
      Awww! That's so nice of him. Also, is it just me or is it that all of the roles that Robert jr. plays in movies are usually kinda mean, but yet he is super nice in real life...
      • kittiesmama
        kittiesmamaMonday, January 25, 2021 at 9:06 am
        Good luck Alex
        • kittiesmama
          kittiesmamaMonday, January 25, 2021 at 9:05 am
          Little boy getting help so cute
          • shootingstars
            shootingstarsMonday, November 30, 2020 at 12:10 pm
            Aw! That's so sweet!
            • bsc
              bscMonday, November 30, 2020 at 6:37 am
              Love it!
              • rainbow800
                rainbow800Monday, November 30, 2020 at 6:38 am
                Very interesting
              • xeno
                xenoWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm
                Robert downy Jr so nice of you please help the kid make the world happy too
                • xeno
                  xenoWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm
                  Aww so nice of Tony Stark to do
                  • soup_can11
                    soup_can11Friday, October 16, 2020 at 7:01 am
                    This is so cool! I love Iron man so it was so cool to see Robert Downey Junior doing this!.
                    • ash56100
                      ash56100Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:52 am
                      i love Robert downy jr he is so kind