A little girl with a disability has cried tears of joy after being given a doll with a prosthetic leg – just like her own.
Courtney Fletcher Bennett posted a video on Facebook capturing the moment her daughter, Emma, opened a present to reveal a doll with a bright pink prosthetic leg.
The video, which has been viewed by more than nine million people since June 1, shows 10-year-old Emma realising the American Girl doll had been modified to have a prosthetic right leg, and initially reacting with delighted surprise.
But after a few seconds, she begins to cry tears of joy that ultimately turn into deep, heart-rending sobs.
Texas mother-of-two Bennett had the doll customised with the help of New York-based company A Step Ahead Prosthetics.
The company explains on its website that it doesn't charge families for customized prosthetic legs for dolls.
"We feel that it is absolutely crucial to boost the self-confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of inclusion for little girls with limb loss, and that something as small as a doll that resembles them can have a profound effect on their mental and physical well-being," the website says.