Donning the attributes of a real life superhero, Robert Downey Jr. delivered a 3D-printed bionic arm to a seven-year-old Alex Pring who was born with a partially developed right arm.
Robert, dressed as his famed Avengers character Tony Stark, spent a very special afternoon with the young boy, who was totally amazed with his gift.
'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,' wrote the actor on Facebook.
Modeled after Robert's character's super-powered gauntlet, the arm was developed by Microsoft One Note's Collective Project and Limbitless Solutions, a group that creates affordable 3D-printed limbs. While conventional electronic prosthetics cost tens of thousands of dollars, Alex's arm needed just $350 for materials.
Downey Jr. is not the first member of the Avengers to make a young fan's dream come true. Recently, Chris Evans visited Seattle Children's Hospital dressed as Captain America.
Their acts prove that you don't need to be from another planet or get bitten by anything radioactive to become a superhero. It is within that makes you stand apart from the crowd.