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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Five-year-old Gracie clung to her mother’s leg as she walked with her IV poll into the eighth-floor lobby at Brenner Children’s Hospital, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

She hesitated, slightly hiding her face, as if unsure what to make of Brenner, a 2-foot-tall, 11-pound robot, who was sitting on a small table.

Gracie’s mother, Jennifer Harrison of China Grove, sat in a chair close to Brenner Robot and put her daughter on her lap.

Then, just before telling them a story, Brenner did something unexpected.

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