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Robert Downey Jr surprised a young fan with his very own 'Iron Man arm'

Alex was born with a partially-developed right arm – but now he’s a superhero, too.

WE ALWAYS KNEW Robert Downey Jr seemed like a sound guy, but this is just too sweet.

Seven-year-old Alex was born with a partially-developed right arm – recently, he was surprised with his very own ‘Iron Man arm’ by none other than Tony Stark himself.

alexdowney Source: YouTube

The bionic arm was 3D-printed by mechanical engineer Albert Manero, who donates low-cost bionic limbs to children around the world with the volunteer group Limbitless Solutions.

The arm cost $350 to make – according to CNET, traditionally, a bionic limb could cost up to $40,000.

Downey Jr was on hand to make sure Alex’s arm matched up with Iron Man’s:

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Watch their lovely meeting in full here.

Source: officevideos/YouTube

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