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Inspiring little girl with no arms teaches herself to eat with her feet

A little girl who was born without arms has impressed the world by learning to feed herself in a rather unique way; by using her feet.
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A little girl in Russia who was born without arms has impressed the world by learning to feed herself in a rather unique way; by using her feet.

When Vasilina Knutzen’s mother Elmira Knutzen posted a proud video of her tot at dinner time, she would have had no idea that soon the special little girl would be getting cheered on by tens of millions of people the world over.

In the short clip, you see a determined Vasilina struggle to get her food in her mouth the first time, but the gritty toddler doesn’t give up that easy, and after adjusting her fork she finally gets it right.

Since mum Elmira posted the clip it’s been viewed more than 65 million times and the bub has been flooded with loving comments.

One user on Facebook wrote: “Amazing! So inspiring at that age…nothing can stop her… Deep respect.”

Another added: “Raising independent human beings at an early age. Bravo!”

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