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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  • 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!.
    • scary_momo
      scary_momoFriday, 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.
          • mangogirl
            mangogirlTuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm
            Woooow
            • ironmanrlz
              ironmanrlzWednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm
              I think it is one of the best things i ever seen
              • WaygameMonday, October 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm
                Best touching video ever what a guy keep on going alex😂😂😂
                • WaymanMonday, October 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm
                  Wow what a touching moment😂😂😂
                  • chugg1
                    chugg1Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:12 am
                    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • am-olm1
                      am-olm1Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm
                      Amazing!!! I love the video but I fell sad for the boy because he does not have an arm.☹️