Houston girl gets doll with matching prosthetics

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 19:56:17-04

A Houston girl got the surprise of a lifetime when her mother bought her a doll that shared the same prosthetic leg as hers.

The two-minute long video posted to Facebook shows 10-year-old Emma Bennett receiving an American Girl doll wrapped in a box. But it's not until she pulls the toy out, unveiling its special appendage, that Emma becomes overcome with emotion.

Emma was born with a rare birth defect that required the amputation of her leg when she was 9 months old.

She was fitted for a prosthetic leg several months later and began to learn how to walk, ABC Houston station KTRK-TV reported.

Emma now plays sports and is on the cheerleading squad at school. Her mother, Courtney, told KTRK that even though Emma has a prosthetic, she "doesn't skip a beat."

Despite her positive attitude, Emma has always said he wanted a doll that looked like her, and that wish recently came true.

Courtney told KTRK that she knew Emma would be excited, but was not expecting such an emotional reaction to the doll.

The touching moment has since gone viral, garnering more than 6 million views and 80,000 shares on Facebook.

Watch the full video below:


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