A meeting between 3-year-old Ruth Evelyn "RE" Pranke and pilot Jessica Cox, both of whom were born without arms, is getting a lot of attention.
Karlyn Pranke, RE's mother, found out 20 weeks into her pregnancy that her daughter was going to be born armless.
While looking for inspiration for RE — who hasn't let her condition slow her down — Pranke found out about Cox, ABC News reported.
Like RE, Cox hasn't let the lack of arms get in the way of her dreams.
Cox is an accomplished third-degree black belt, a public speaker, and an advocate for people with disabilities.
But one of her biggest accomplishments is becoming the world's only armless airplane pilot.
She uses her feet to control the plane, and has even been featured in The Guinness Book of World Records.
Pranke knew Cox would be a great role model for her daughter, and after going back and forth on Facebook, she decided to take RE to meet Cox at a premiere of Right Footed, a documentary about Cox's life.
"I did show her the airplane which was a wild moment for her," Cox told ABC News. "From the time she saw me, she asked, 'Where's the airplane you fly?'"
Over the course of the day, this photo was snapped proving you don't need arms to hug your hero.
For her part, RE was elated about the meeting. "She's been saying since we got home, 'She's just like me. She doesn't have arms,'" Pranke told ABC News.
Cox said she was enriched by the whole experience, telling ABC News:
"When I meet a child without arms, it feels like I'm giving back. It's that feeling of, 'Oh, I'm going to be OK. I'm going to be able do everything this woman did,' is what I'm giving back to RE and other children.
"It's saying, 'I'm going to be just fine.'"