In a move which pretty much now makes Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark officially the same person, the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist (Downey Jr.) has presented a young boy with some Stark Industries style technology!
7 year old Alex was born with a partially developed right arm, and as a fan of superheroes including Downey Jr.s Iron Man he was amazed to be presented with his new prosthetic limb – styled after one of Iron Man’s gauntlets!
The arm was created by Albert Manero, a Fulbright scholar and doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida who builds and donates low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs to kids around the world through his volunteer group Limbitless Solutions. The 3D printed limb cost just $350, making it much less expensive than the $40,000 which regular prosthetics usually cost.
Check out the video below to see young Alex be presented with the limb by his hero, and prepare to have your heartstrings thoroughly tugged.