Six-year-old Bridger Walker, who is being hailed as a ‘hero’ for saving his little sister from a dog attack, has been receiving a lot of praise—not just from people all over the world, but from superheroes themselves!
After receiving a very special message and a promise of an authentic shield from “Captain America” Chris Evans, Bridger has received praise from “Iron Man” Robert Downey, Jr., “Spider-Man” Tom Holland, and “Thor” Chris Hemsworth. (Read: How his character, Tony Stark, inspired Robert Downey, Jr. to help save the planet IRL)
“You’re a hero, what you did was so brave, so selfless, your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother,” said Chris Evans. RDJ called the little boy a “rockstar,” and promised to give him something special for his next birthday.
Tom Holland, on the other hand, called Bridger “brave” and said how everyone is proud of him. He further said that Bridger’s sister is lucky to have him as a big brother.
Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth aka Thor also praised Bridger and welcomed the little boy as part of the Avengers. (Read: These three films will inspire you to pursue your life’s purpose)
“Your courage is beyond belief and we are all so impressed by you, and we’re thinking of you. I know you’re an Avengers fan and so myself and all the team, we’d be honored to have you on the team, and we love you and we’re sending you our support,” Hemsworth said.
Bridger, who lives in Wyoming, put himself between a German Shepherd mix and his 4-year-old sister as the dog was about to attack the little girl.
He was badly bitten in the cheek and had to undergo an emergency surgery during which he had 90 stitches put in his face.
His story went viral on U.S. social media and a number of celebrities responded to an appeal by his aunt on Instagram for messages of support for the boy. (Read: Three modern-day heroes who should be honored this Araw ng Kagitingan)
Way to go, Bridger! We at My Pope Philippines salute your bravery and love for family!