Chris Evans Offers ‘Captain America’ Shield to Heroic Boy Who Was Hurt Protecting Sister From Dog Attack

 

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There are no words. We are so, so thankful.

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When Bridger Walker, a six year old boy in Cheyenne, Wyoming, saw that his beloved little sister was about to be attacked by a dog in a neighbor’s backyard, he bravely stepped in front of her and took the painful bite that was meant for her. Actor Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, found out about this and praised Bridger’s actions. Knowing that the boy is a big fan of all things Marvel, Evans also offered to send Bridger an authentic Captain America Shield for his heroic actions.

You’re a hero. What you did was so brave, so selfless. Your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. …I’m going to track down your address and send you an authentic ‘Captain America’ shield because pal, you deserve it.

 

Bridger’s aunt Nikki Walker explained what happened that day.

On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home.

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Bridger is a hero. How badass is this young man? #Repost @nicolenoelwalker Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans #BridgerStrong #apemanstrong

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According to Bridger’s parents, the two have always been very close, so it’s not surprising that he took such quick action when needed. He was was training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with his father and his brothers, so Bridger understood what he was putting on the line to make sure his little sister remained safe.

Bridger rarely strays far from his sister, often to her much less social nature. Bridger is gregarious, always learning, so full of love, and an absolute joy to have in our lives. Our home and our hearts feel empty without him.

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My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog. He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister. He later said, “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.” He got home from the hospital last night. I know it’s a long shot, but I’m reaching out to the Avengers and other heroes so that they can learn about this latest addition to their ranks. Please, check your DM’s for my sweet nephew’s story. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans @vancityreynolds @thehughjackman Edit: I never expected my sweet nephew’s story to reach so many. Please, follow my other post (I only have two so far 😅) for the latest info regarding my sweet nephew and his family.

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Have y’all noticed that I have no idea what I’m doing yet? #UmmmIAccidentallyWentViral? When I first posted for Bridger, I expected maybe 500 likes at most and maybe a couple dozen reshares. But here we are. So much love from all walks of life (including a few celebs)! And we just got off a call with a friendly neighborhood idol. (Pic is of Bridger’s reaction right after the call.) Bridger is over the moon! Can’t wait to show him what’s next: a message from some guy who doesn’t like bullies. Gotta wait for the stardust to clear from his eyes first, though. Mission accomplished, everyone! We can’t thank you enough. #BridgerStrong EDIT: I feel like I should also mention that Bridger has also loved all of the other videos and messages I’ve shown him from all of you. We might not be able to get to everyone right away, but your messages are no less appreciated.

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Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, also had some very nice things to say.

Dear Bridger, I just read about what happened to you and I wanted to reach out to say this … People who put the well beings of others in front of themselves are the most heroic and thoughtful people I know. ..Real courage isn’t dominating people or fighting against people or walking around like a tough guy. Real courage is knowing what is right to do and doing it even when it might end up hurting you somehow. You are more of man than many, many I have seen or known.

Bridger has also received messages from Tom HollandHugh JackmanZachary LeviAnne HathawayRobbie Amell and the Russo Brothers.

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