Avengers stars praise six-year-old who risked his life to save his younger sister

(Instagram/nicolenoelwalker)
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Six-year-old Bridger Walker from Wyoming in the US needed 90 stitches after saving his sister from a dog attack. 

"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," Nikki Walker wrote in a now viral post about her nephew. 

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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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Knowing how much her nephew loves the Avengers, Walker reached out to some of the cast members via social media "so that they can learn about this latest addition to their ranks."

Touched by Bridger's story, Avengers stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Tom Holland reached out to the little boy, sending messages and videos commending the young boy for his incredible bravery. 

"People who put the well being of others in front of themselves are the most heroic and thoughtful people I know. I truly respect and admire your courage and your heart," Mark Ruffalo commented on Walker’s post.

"You're a hero, what you did was so brave," Chris Evans told the young boy in a video message. 

Also read: A chess program helped this 8-year-old raise $240,000 and get his family out of a homeless shelter 

'Conversation with Captain America'

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There are no words. We are so, so thankful.

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A hats off from Tony Stark 


During a call with Tom Holland, the little guy was so starstruck that it took him a minute to process getting an invitation to the set of the upcoming Spider-man 3. 

Also see: WATCH: 'We didn't know how much this was really affecting our kids until this happened'

Watch his sweet reaction: 

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When dreams come true.

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In a recent post, Bridger's aunt shared how well her nephew was doing, thanking people for their well wishes. 

"Bridger had his remaining stitches taken out and is acting more like himself every day. Like many of you, we’ve had a difficult year. This week has reminded us in a massive way that the goodness in humanity far outweighs the bad. If the love you have extended towards us were extended to all, the world would certainly be a brighter place."

Compiled for Parent24 by Lesley-Anne Johannes. 

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