Little Girl With Prosthetic Leg Has Best Reaction To Receiving Lookalike Doll
When a 10-year-old girl named Emma got an American Girl doll from her parents as a present, she was so happy, she cried.
Now, not that regular American Girl dolls aren't rad enough to cry over, but this was no ordinary doll. This was a doll equipped with a prosthetic leg from company called A Step Ahead Prosthetics.
This doll is particularly special to Emma because she also has a prosthetic leg.
The video has since been shared over 100,000 times.
It's a seriously sweet and emotional video I would recommend watching -- but only if you're prepared to cry on the spot.
Emma said, through tears, while hugging her new doll,
It's got a leg like me! I love you!
On the website of the company that gave the family the doll, A Step Ahead Prosthetics explains why it doesn't charge for customizing them.
The company said,
We are NOT charging for the customization; we feel that it is absolutely crucial to boost the self-confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of inclusion for little girls with limb loss, and that something as small as a doll that resembles them can have a profound effect on their mental and physical well-being. In that spirit, anyone with a child who has had or is facing an amputation is welcome to send us an American Girl doll which we will happily modify with a prosthetic limb (or limbs) to match the child.
OK, so I'm going to go cry over how beautiful this all is now.