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Box is a data structure that allows us to move our data from the stack to the heap.

Box is a struct known as a smart pointer that holds the pointer to our data on the heap.

Because Box is a struct with a known size (because it just holds a pointer), it is often used as a way to store a reference to something in a struct that must know the size of its fields.

Box is so common it can be used from anywhere:

Box::new(Foo { ... })