Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spiderman… superheroes americans have mobilized in recent days to hail the bravery of a little boy of 6 years disfigured after being interposed to protect his little sister from a dog attack.
“You’re a hero. What you did was so brave, so selfless. Your sister is very lucky to have you for a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you”, said in a video message to Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the saga Avengers whose little boy is a fan.
Bridger Walker, the top of its 6 years, was drawn up on 9 July in front of a German shepherd who would take his sister of 4 years.
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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 gold @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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Bitten on the cheek, he was operated in emergency by a plastic surgeon and has received 90 stitches.
“If someone had to die, I thought this was supposed to be me,” he reportedly told his parents, according to them.
His story became viral on social networks in the u.s., and many celebrities have responded to the call launched on Instagram by her aunt for words of comfort.
Among them: Robert Downey Jr, performer of the superhero Iron Man, who has promised “something special” to Bridger for his next birthday.
Robert Downey Jr. sends a message to Bridger Walker, the young boy who saved his sister from an attacking dog. from r/marvelstudios
Chris Hemsworth, who takes him to the costume of Thor in several movies from the Marvel universe, has also praised the “incredible courage” of the little boy.
“You have to be impressed. I know that you’re a fan of the Avengers, and we would be honored, me and all the others, to count you in the team”, he launched in a video message.
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