Father builds Iron Man mask for newborn son stuck in hospital

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Proud new father Eric Hart was something no parent, old or new, wishes to endure: His tiny newborn son hadn’t left the hospital since he was born. So Hart did what any comic-book-loving father would do. He took a cue from a superhero who had also created something special out of an unfortunate medical situation: Iron Man.

Using a pattern he found online, Hart carefully created a custom Iron Man mask and suit for his son. The resulting costume is enough to make Tony—or even Howard—Stark smile.

Hopefully, Hart’s son has a speedy recovery. After all, the infant dressed as Whiplash on the other side of town is beginning to get a little reckless.

H/T laughingsquid | Screengrab via Eric Hart/YouTube

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a former contributor to the Daily Dot whose beats included Reddit, YouTube, and all things WTF. His work has also appeared in Forbes and News.com.au.