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Robert Downey Jr. Gives Disabled Boy A Real-Life Iron Man Arm

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This is an incredible story, one that likely has one little boy feeling like a real-life super hero.

7-year-old Alex Pring of Georgia was born with a partially developed right arm. And like any other boy his age, he has a great appreciation for super heroes.

Imagine his surprise when Robert Downy Jr., the actor best known recently for his roles in the super hero action movies Iron Man and the Avengers, presented little Alex with a new 3D printed prosthetic limb. Except this particular limb was designed in the likeness of Iron Man himself, and was delivered in a Stark Industries case by Tony Stark himself.

Via Fox:

In a video that’s going viral, Alex walks into a room to find Downey, as his “Iron Man” alter ego.

The Hollywood superstar praised the boy’s red bowtie, before showing him what was inside the Stark Industries metal cases.

He then presented Alex with a bionic 3D printed arm, specially made for the boy.

“[I] had the absolute privilege of presenting a brand spanking new 3D-printed bionic ‘Iron Man’ arm to Alex, the most dapper 7-year-old I’ve ever met,” Downey wrote on Facebook.

The bionic arm was provided to Alex at no cost to his family.



You can read Downey’s post below…

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