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Disabled Girl's Reaction to Gift Captures Hearts (Video)

| by Sheena Vasani
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A recording of a Texas girl crying tears of joy after being given a doll with a prosthetic leg like hers has captured hearts worldwide (video below).

Girls can pick an American Girl doll that looks just like them -- from hair to skin color -- but the company did not offer one for disabled girls like Emma Bennett, the Daily Mail reports.

So 10-year-old Emma’s mother, Courtney Fletcher Bennett, requested American Girl and another company, A Step Ahead Prosthetics, help her create the doll.

She then captured the moment her daughter received the gift on camera, which would later be watched more than 100,000 times.

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In the video, Emma sits on a couch, excitedly waiting to open the gift her little sister brings into the room.

“Read the letter first,” her sister instructs Emma.

As she reads the note, her eyes light up and then she quickly unpacks the box to reveal what’s inside.

The girl’s face shows complete shock as she picks up an American Girl doll wearing a pink prosthetic for a right leg -- just like her.

What’s more, the doll has a story of her own.

“After she arrived, she was given a room to stay while her new leg was being made,” the letter included in the box says. “She was fitted with the leg in her favorite color pink and started walking on it right away. After a few weeks of training to walk and run in her new prosthetic, she is ready to go home and live her life without limitations with you.”

Emma is so taken aback, she gasps and even momentarily slams the box door shut in her attempt to absorb what she has just seen.

“You got to be kidding me,” she says, before ripping the box open again and bursting out into tears.

“It's got a leg like me!” she says, before adding to her parents in between sobs, “I love you.”

Emma then says to the company, “Thank you for making a doll like me!”

Sources: Daily Mail, YouTube / Photo credit: Courtney Fletcher Bennett via Daily Mail

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