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6-Year-Old Boy Saves Sister From Dog Attack, Receives ‘Captain America’ Shield And Other Gifts




  • Bridger Walker, a six-year-old boy, has joined the ranks of the world’s modern “heroes” after saving his four-year-old sister from a vicious dog attack.
  • Bridger took several dog bites for his sister so they could run away to safety.
  • He received 90 stitches and words of encouragement from celebrity heroes including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland.

Bridger Walker, 6, from Wyoming, has been on the receiving end of some celebrity attention after he went viral for being his little sister’s hero. According to reports, Bridger jumped in between his four-year-old sister and a vicious dog, resulting in several dog bites on his head. Despite the dog attack, Bridger kept his senses and held his sister’s hand while they ran to safety.

After the incident, they took Bridger to the hospital where he received 90 stitches from a two-hour surgery under a skilled plastic surgeon. His aunt Nicole Walker also said that the owners of the dog have been kind and Bridger and his family do not resent them at all.

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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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After Nicole posted Bridger’s story on Instagram, it went viral resulting in tons of messages of love for the six-year-old hero. Among the messages he received were from celebrities including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Brett Michaels.

Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers and Robbie Amell also reached out to them, according to the family.

Chris Evans promised to send an authentic Captain America Shield.
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There are no words. We are so, so thankful.

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Robert Downey Jr. promised a surprise on his next birthday.
Tom Holland a.k.a. Spider-Man also has a few words for Bridger, the young hero.
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When dreams come true.

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Brett Michaels is sending one of his favorite guitars, which made Bridger cry.
Mr. Beast, Bridger’s favorite YouTuber, also made an effort to reach out.
Anne Hathaway even asked Mark Ruffalo if he needs a new teammate.

His aunt also made a gratitude post for the other stuff that Bridger received.

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