ELK GROVE (CBS13) — A group of high school students with a shared interest in robotics worked together to surprise a younger kid with special needs on Friday.

Julien getting in his new motorized vehicle. (credit: Elk Grove Unified School District)

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The Pleasant Grove High School Robotics Club partnered with “Go Baby Go” to modify a Power Wheels toy vehicle, providing a student with special needs with a new ride.

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Arnold Adreani Elementary student Julien, 4, has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound. The Robotics Club students put a gaming joystick in one of the two toy vehicles so Julien can control it like it’s a video game. They say this will allow him to move more freely around in his neighborhood and on the playground.

A school district spokesperson said the goal of the gift is to provide Julien with “a more cost-effective and fun ‘wheelchair’ that does not cost thousands of dollars like motorized wheelchairs do.”

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On Friday, Julien, who is the youngest of five adopted children, received the two vehicles at Pleasant Grove High School. He rode in the vehicle down a track, crossing a finish line in front of a cheering crowd.