The 8-year-old boy who just made medical history is stealing hearts across the Internet

Like most 8-year-olds, Zion Harvey wants to swing on the monkey bars and throw a football. He goofs around with his sister and tells his mother that the two of them want a puppy to play with. He’s bright and precocious, and he wants to do the kinds of things any child his age would want to do. They’re things we take for granted, because they rely on fully functioning hands–which Harvey hasn’t had.

Harvey made medical history this month when he became the first child to have a double hand transplant, according to a video posted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) YouTube channel July 28.