The stories coming out of Syria are usually highly distressing and truly heartbreaking. The story of 3-year-old Maria also started similarly, but this is a tale of joy, not of sorrow.
But that hasn't kept the little one down. She requires a new prosthetic leg every six months as she grows, and a video of her joyous reaction as she gets a new limb is heartwarming.
Three-year-old Maria had her leg blown off during an airstrike in Syria when she was one. Here, she's being fitted for a new prosthetic, and her smile is absolutely priceless 💖 pic.twitter.com/JsAYhxC7BC— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) July 31, 2019
In the video, you can hear her therapist ask her how she feels, and Maria responds saying,
I am beautiful.
Netizens were rightly overjoyed at the video, and praised the little girl's happiness in the face of misery.
God bless this precious child always and God bless the people and doctors / physical therapists who are helping her. ❤️🙏❤️— JanieGr️ace (@SC_Gracie) July 31, 2019
What a little darling. Very emotional to watch, both happy and sad all at once ❤— Meagan (@mwme1983) July 31, 2019
Oh my, what a beautiful soul.— Lisa Lundström ☮️♍🦢 (@ldlundstrom) July 31, 2019
It's truly heartening to see stories like these in times of strife.