Iron Man gives a boy a bionic arm - level 2

Iron Man gives a boy a bionic arm - level 2

20-03-2015 15:00

A group of people started to make free 3D printed bionic arms for kids. The group gave a bionic arm to a seven-year-old boy who was born with a partially developed arm.

But it was not just about what the group gave the boy, but who gave it to him – Robert Downey Jr, the man who plays Iron Man. The boy was a bit star-struck when he met his idol, but soon they started talking.

The boy’s bionic arm looks a lot like Iron Man’s arm. Cool, isn’t it?

Difficult words: bionic (electromechanical), partially developed (when something is not complete), star-struck (fascinated by a famous person).

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