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WATCH: Robert Downey Jr gives seven-year-old boy bionic arm in heartwarming video

Robert Downey Jr won the internet this week.

The Iron Man star gave a seven-year-old boy, born with a partial limb, the gift of a lifetime.

In character as Tony Stark, he met a little boy named Alex, and gives him a prosthetic Iron Man arm as part of the Collective Project, an organisation behind Limbitless, which provides prosthetic limbs for those in need.

A leading bionics expert heard Alex's story and recruited the 49-year-old star to help the dapper little boy, who was cool as a breeze during the entire interaction, which was filmed by the company.

“Had the absolute privilege of presenting a brand spanking new 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to Alex, the most dapper 7-year-old I’ve ever met,” Downey Jr wrote on Facebook.

“Special thanks to Albert Manero, OneNote, and #CollectiveProject for their work making artificial limbs like this more affordable for families with kids who want to show the playground how badass they are."

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