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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753 Comments
  • Endgame 2000000Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    Awesome!
    • ethanfay23
      ethanfay23Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:07 am
      This is super cool. The extra cool part is that the kid got the mark 42 arm which is such a cool suit.
      • iM uR dADThursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:52 am
        I like how he got saved by a superhero aka tony stark, but it doesnt show his last name.
        • Zack stormWednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:52 am
          I love soccer and I think that this will be good for the boy
          • Groves dadMonday, December 10, 2018 at 6:05 am
            i love this they should do it more often
            • Zack stormThursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:47 am
              sad bro
              • joeMonday, November 5, 2018 at 6:22 am
                cool
                • joeFriday, November 2, 2018 at 4:22 am
                  yes it is
                  • aTuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:47 am
                    that's nice of him to do that
                    • awesome dudeTuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:46 am
                      dude