A Texas girl’s unbridled joy is going viral.
Courtney Fletcher Bennett, who lives in a northwest suburb of Houston, posted a video on her Facebook page of her daughter receiving an American Girl doll as a gift.
But this wasn’t any ordinary doll.
Bennett’s daughter, Emma, has a prosthetic leg. And with the help of A Step Ahead Prosthetics, she got a doll just like her. The company doesn't have a business in doll prosthetics, but it and Emma's parents went above and beyond to bring a smile to her face.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Emma said as she opened the box, which was adorably delivered by her little sister. “It has a leg like me!”
Her mother then read a letter about the doll’s journey. She and her husband had the doll shipped to the New York-based company and had it fitted with a tiny prosthetic -- in Emma’s favorite color, pink.
“After a few weeks of training, she is ready to go home and lead a life without limitations with you,” Courtney Bennett reads from the letter.
[Who’s cutting onions in here?!]
Emma, in tears, hugs her special new toy and exclaims, “Thank you for making a doll like me!”
The video had been viewed over 260,000 times in its first 15 hours online.
Here's to a life without limitations for Emma and her new friend!