Chris Evans To Send Real Captain America Shield To Hero 6-Year Old Who Saved Sister From Dog Attack

As you have likely seen already on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else on the news, a 6-year old from Wyoming made headlines last week when he heroically stepped in front of his 4-year old sister as a dog was charging and likely saved her life. Bridger Walker received 90 stitches in a two-hour surgery after surviving the dog attack.

My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog,” Bridger’s aunt Nicole Walker posted on Instagram, along with pair of photos with the two siblings. “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’.”

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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 EDIT: I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact. He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family. We feel no resentment toward them at all, and—if anything—there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident. EDIT 2: Once again we’re blown away by the amazing comments and messages that Bridger’s receiving. I’ve had lots of inquiries about a GoFundMe. Bridger’s family has asked that any one wishing to help out financially can, instead, donate to @mission_22 or @wwp. Bridger is also a huge fan of Science, especially Geology. So I’m going to start a post where people can share with him pictures of cool rocks that they see. EDIT 3: Once again, everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us. I’m trying to get to all of the messages that I can, but it may take some time. For those who have inquired about sending Bridger some rocks, here’s the address to use: Bridger Walker P.O. Box 22141 Cheyenne, WY 82003 #BridgerStrong

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Walker’s act has been lauded by celebrities and personalities around the world including some of the more famous Avengers including Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Holland (Spider Man), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Chris Evans (Captain America) who have taken to social media to thank Bridger for being an incredible brother and stepping in front of danger.

Taking it a step further, Chris Evans sent Bridger a personalized message and noted that he would be sending him an authentic Captain America shield because, as Evans stated, “Pal, you deserve it”. Bridger’s family captured his reaction to Evans’ video with Walker fittingly wearing a Captain America costume:

Bridger’s aunt (Nicole) continues to share more stories about Bridger and some of the messages being sent to the young hero which you find here on her Instagram page.

Alex McKinnon
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