This inspiring Brazilian man was born without arms, but since his childhood days, he had discovered his inborn talent for making toy cars and trucks using his feet!
Geraldo Pereira was 13 years old when he saw that the “gifted” toy truck he had received actually needed some repairing. Being born without arms, it’s impossible to imagine how he could repair the toy, but he did it! This determined soul fixed his broken toy truck painstakingly with his feet—and the rest was history.
No doubt, it took a lot of endless practice and a passion in mastering this incredible skill. He does all sorts of cutting, fitting, shaping, and painting with his feet. When he has finished a good number of cars and trucks, he goes around the different cities of Brazil to sell his creations. He has become well known all over Brazil and is almost a local celebrity!
Pereira’s “feet” cars and trucks are pretty charming. He has made several kinds of trucks, including tanker trucks and stake-bed pickups, and there’s a hardtop and convertible cars too.
Sometimes, frustration gets the best of us, especially for “wanna be” artists who can’t seem to figure out how to connect things, but all we have to do is get up and act! For sure, Pereira is one such inspiring soul who teaches us to go on and finish what we have begun.
“I prove every day that nothing can hold you back or stop you from overcoming your difficulties if you put your mind to it,” said Pereira.
Let go, move on, and make your dreams come true!