Marvel’s Captain America star Chris Evans has sent a special video message to a real-life superhero – a 6-year-old boy who saved his little sister from a dog attack, sustaining a number of injuries himself in the process.
On 9July, six-year-old Bridger Walker from Wyoming stepped in when a young German shepherd mix lunged at his 4-year-old sister. While protecting his sister, the dog mauled Bridger’s face, and he was hurt so bad that he needed a two-hour surgery and 90 stitches.
Bridger said of the attack, per CNN, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” Bridger’s aunt created an Instagram page for Bridger and his story, and Evans took notice.
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Evans told Bridger in a video message, “I read your story. I saw what you did. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of this over the last couple of days. But, let me be the next one to tell you, ‘Pal, you’re a hero.What you did was so brave, so selfless, your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you. I’m gonna track down your address and I’m gonna send you an authentic Captain America shield, because pal, you deserve it. Keep being the man you are, we need people like you. Hang in there, I know recovery might be tough. But, based on what I’ve seen, I don’t think there’s much that could slow you down.”