The story of the 6-year-old hero who saved his sister from a dog attack has gone viral and captivated the whole world. Bridger Walker put himself in front of a charging dog to protect his little sister and suffered numerous injuries as a result.
The story was shared by the boy’s aunt, and the good wishes have been pouring in for the little hero from every corner of the globe. Including some of the boy’s favorite fictional superheroes, as Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo left a heartfelt comment on the story and Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson also sent along well wishes.
And Captain America himself, Chris Evans, sent the boy a video message. His aunt shared the video of Bridger, dressed in his Capt. America costume, as he watched the video from the actor. “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. Keep being the man you are, we need people like you,” Evans said. “Hang in there, I know recovery might be tough, but based on what I’ve seen, I don’t think there’s much that can slow you down,” Evans said in the video.
Evans also said he would be sending the boy an authentic Captain America shield because he deserved it.
‘Get this man a shield.’? https://t.co/nrchaKdoAW
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 16, 2020
The family released a statement about the incident and Bridger after the story went viral. His parents said they were so appreciative of all the kind words, love, and prayers people have sent.