Hydro dip artist holds back tears creating work of art for mourning parents

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SAN DIEGO - A grieving mother was searching for a special way to honor her late son. An artist stepped up to give her a memento she could cherish.

Owner of Hydro Dip Concepts Ricardo Muro creates hydrographics for car parts, makeup boxes and even Crocs sandals. Then he realized he could give back through his art.

It started with a three-year-old boy in Mexico. He had never worn a prosthetic before, so Muro hydro dipped it in a Captain America print to make the kid feel unstoppable.

"Everybody said that he was running around the room, like he was a superhero. So in a sense, it changed the way he saw his leg," Muro recalls.

Muro hydro dips prosthetics for free. For him, the most meaningful part is the kids' reactions.

"Honestly it may sound fake, but it's always like the smiles and the love that they get from it," says Muro.

Recently Muro received a request to hydro dip something he's never done before: an urn to hold the ashes of a little boy. With a heavy heart, he accepted the request to bring some comfort to a mourning family.

Fighting back tears, he dipped the urn in a Paw Patrol print. Watch the video above to see his emotional response.

To see more of Muro's work and the joy it brings to kids in need, view the video below.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Artist holds back tears as he hydro dips urn for mourning family