Video: Bolivian artist opens Baby Jesus clinic

The art restorer has been sent many figurines of the baby Jesus which he mends for families from all across the country

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The Independent US

In a heartwarming story just in time for Christmas, one man in Bolivia has opened a Baby Jesus clinic where he is restoring figurines of the son of God.

Rafael Gonzales has been fixing the damaged Baby Jesus figures at his La Paz shop which he has dubbed the "Baby Jesus Clinic".

Some of the statues have been handed down through generations of the same family and some of the pieces are over 300 years old.

Mr Gonzales explains that he has had to give some of the figures new hands and replace eyes with crystals for an extra sparkle. A lot of time goes into restoring the statues and durable materials to help preserve the statues.

He has been sent pieces from all over Bolivia and his work is proving so popular that he is now receiving statues from places as far away as Peru.