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This dog running around on his new 3D printed paws is too cute to handle

Omgg we love Derby.

IF YOU’RE STILL a bit fragile from New Year’s Eve, I’d suggest you close this window now. If a cute dog running around with prosthetic legs doesn’t set you off, you may be made of steel.

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Little Derby was adopted from Peace and Paws Dog Rescue last year. His foster owner, Tara Anderson, is project manager at a 3D printing company, 3D systems.

She put her skills to use in designing and creating prostheses for Derby’s congenital leg deformity.

enhanced-17846-1418667788-14 Source: Peace and Paws

He originally had wheels to help him get around, but Anderson designed something a little more comfortable.

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Gizmag explains that the prosthetic chosen is like the human knee, with enough give and take to suit Derby’s front legs.

LOOK AT HIM.

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Watch the full process here:

Source: 3D Systems/YouTube

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