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Chris Evans Calls Young Boy Who Risked His Life to Save Sister a 'Hero'

Mahlik Campbell

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What an incredible story. 🔥

6-year-old Bridger Walker is being hailed for his bravery on social media after he saved his sister from a dog attack in Wyoming, leaving him with 90 stitches across his face.

In an Instagram post that has earned millions of hearts, his aunt wrote that when he was asked about the incident, he said, "If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.” Wow.

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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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"On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog," she captioned the series of photos, including one showing his injured face. "After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe."

Among celebs who shared their admiration for Bridger were Anne Hathaway and Chris Evans, the latter of whom plays Captain America in Marvel's Avengers series. The group of superheroes was called on by Bridger's aunt with news of "this latest hero who joined their ranks."

Addressing the little dude through a video while he was wearing his own Captain America fit, Evans told him that he's a "hero" and "so selfless." As a reward, Evans also said that he'd be sending him an "authentic Captain America shield" for his courage. 

"Keep being the man you are. We need people like you," he added. "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 then signed off with a salute.

Bridger is the man. And that's facts!