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Girl cry tears of joy after getting a doll with matching prosthetic leg

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By Scott Stump, TODAY

(NBC News) - For a young girl from Texas with a prosthetic leg, the surprise of seeing a doll that looks just like her was an experience she will never forget.

Mom Courtney Fletcher Bennett captured the magical moment when her daughter, Emma, 10, cried tears of joy upon opening the gift of an American Girl doll that had been modified to have a pink prosthetic right leg.

"You got to be kidding me,'' Emma said before tearfully hugging the doll. "It's got a leg like me!"

The doll, which was adorably brought to Emma in their home in Cypress by her younger sister, was created after Bennett reached out to New York-based A Step Ahead Prosthetics to make the modifications.

The present also came with a special letter that Bennett read aloud to Emma as she joyfully hugged the doll.

"After a few weeks of training to walk and run in her new prosthetic, she is ready to go home and live her life without limitations with you,'' Bennett read.

"Thank you for making a doll like me,'' Emma said.

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