Dee Faught was born with the genetic disease Osteogenesis imperfecta, causing his bones to be extremely brittle. His bones are so weak, he can’t even lift lightweight objects. 

A very special engineering team of students at Rice University went above and beyond the call of duty to bring Dee and his parents hope by building a special robotic arm to give Dee more independence and spirit. 

The web loves this uplifting story, and as a result it has gone viral, amassing over 415,000 views in less than a week. The video is further featured on HuffPost, Neatorama, and KHOU