We all had heroes, people or things we aspired to, when we were growing up. However when someone has a disability, the reality is that similar idols can be few and far between.

That's exactly what makes this young girl's reaction upon receiving a doll with a prosthesis like her so heartwarming.

Emma Bennet, 10, is a young Texan girl with a prosthetic leg. On June 1 she received a surprise gift from her parents; an American Girl doll which, thanks to the people at A Step Ahead Prosthetics, came complete with its own prosthesis.

The youngster was so overjoyed with her gift she burst into tears, declaring "You've got to be kidding! It's got a leg like me!"

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She then read out a letter from the company which explained that her parents had sent the doll to them for modification. "After a few weeks of training, she is ready to go home and lead a life without limitations with you," the company wrote.

Watch Emma's priceless reaction below, and we dare you not to be moved.

A Step Ahead Prosthetics has shared numerous stories, similar to Emma's before. Here are some of their happy recipients.

Here's a shot of Tammy and her American Girl doll with a prosthesis from A Step Ahead to brighten your weekend !

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Raegan looks very happy with her new friend! We love putting smiles on kids' faces!

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Here's Ava and her American Girl doll! We love doing these for kids with limb loss!

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