Robert Downey Jr. Delivers A Real ‘Iron Man’ Arm to Boy Born Without One
Alex Pring is a 7-year-old boy who was born without his right arm. He also is a huge fan of superheroes! What do those two things have in common? Robert Downey Jr. who plays Tony Stark, Iron Man, personally delivered an actual bionic prosthetic that looks just like the Marvel heroes.’
According to TODAY,
Over the summer, Alex got a 3-D printed arm from Albert Manero, who is currently pursuing his doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of Central Florida. The arm cost only $350 to print — far less than the $40,000 that similar prostheses traditionally cost. Now Alex is getting a new, superhero-themed arm from Manero, delivered by a celebrity who knows a thing or two about pretending to be a superhero.
That actor being of course Robert Downey Jr. What a great thing he did and in true Downey Jr. fashion he went full Tony Stark the whole time, which is awesome. Alex was probably so excited.
Robert Downey Jr. took to his Facebook page to talk about this amazing experience.
There are certain responsibilities and standards that a celebrity has and it’s so cool that Downey Jr. recognizes that. Good for him. I’ve always loved his stuff, but I respect him even more now.