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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  • nya-lovtiktok
    nya-lovtiktokWednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:16 am
    That’s thoughtful
    • fridathe13thfan
      fridathe13thfanTuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:08 am
      sweet oh so sweet
      • 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!.
                • save-minorities
                  save-minoritiesFriday, October 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm
                  My brother has one of those, not the same but he has one.
                • ash56100
                  ash56100Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:52 am
                  i love Robert downy jr he is so kind
                  • blacklives
                    blacklivesSunday, June 28, 2020 at 12:02 am
                    Good luck alex❤❤❤
                    • thewisdomoflife
                      thewisdomoflifeMonday, June 1, 2020 at 12:52 am
                      That's nice.