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'She's Just Like Me': Texas Girl Gets Doll With Prosthetic Leg in Viral Video

A Step Ahead Prosthetics retrofitted the doll with a tiny prosthetic leg

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    Little girls dream of one day owning their very own American Girl doll, but Emma Bennett never imagined how special hers would be.

    Emma's mom, Courtney Fletcher Bennett, posted a video on her Facebook page of the emotional moment when her daughter received the doll. The video has been viewed over seven million times since it was posted it on June 1.

    The 10-year-old Texas girl was born with a rare birth defect and has worn a prosthetic limb for most of her life, according to Houston's KHOU. With the help of A Step Ahead Prosthetics, Emma's mom was able to gift her daughter a doll that "looks just like me." The New York-based company, which makes after-market alterations to dolls, retrofitted the doll with a tiny prosthetic leg in pink, Emma's favorite color, according to "Today."

    Emma's younger sister excitedly brings her the box, telling her "you're going to love it."

    "You've got to be kidding me!" Emma says in disbelief as she opens the box. She then examines the doll and hugs her, bawling, "It's got a leg like me! I love you."

    Courtney Bennett reads A Step Ahead Prosthetics' letter about the doll's journey to her emotional daughter.

    "After a few weeks of training, she is ready to go home and lead a life without limitations with you," Courtney Bennett read.

    Emma's father, who's behind the camera recording, asks her "What do you say to the people?"

    "Thank you for making a doll like me!" Emma says through tears of unbridled joy.