Chris Evans sends real Captain America shield to brave 6-year-old who saved his sister from dog attack

You’ll likely remember the incredible story of 6-year-old Bridger, the young boy who saved his little sister from a dog attack.

Bridger suffered wounds to his face that required around 90 stitches in the aftermath of the ordeal, but, following a post from his aunt hailing his heroics, his feats gained legendary status online.

It all started on July 9, when Bridger realized his younger sister was about to be attacked. Without thinking for his own safety, he stepped into harm’s away and protected his sister, eventually having the wherewithal to grab her arm and drag her to safety.

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Have y’all noticed that I have no idea what I’m doing yet? #UmmmIAccidentallyWentViral? When I first posted for Bridger, I expected maybe 500 likes at most and maybe a couple dozen reshares. But here we are. So much love from all walks of life (including a few celebs)! And we just got off a call with a friendly neighborhood idol. (Pic is of Bridger’s reaction right after the call.) Bridger is over the moon! Can’t wait to show him what’s next: a message from some guy who doesn’t like bullies. Gotta wait for the stardust to clear from his eyes first, though. Mission accomplished, everyone! We can’t thank you enough. #BridgerStrong EDIT: I feel like I should also mention that Bridger has also loved all of the other videos and messages I’ve shown him from all of you. We might not be able to get to everyone right away, but your messages are no less appreciated.

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Thousands upon thousands of people praised him after his aunt’s post, and it would appear news of his brave deed has even reached the eyes and ears of a number of celebrities.

One such celebrity is Chris Evans, who has long played the role of Captain America in Marvel’s film series. After hearing that Bridger was a big fan, Chris made him a personalized video from Captain America, letting the boy know his courageous actions have been noted.

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

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“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,” Evans said in the video.

He added: “Keep being the man you are; we need people like you. 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.”

Not only that, but Evans promised to send Bridger a real Captain America shield for his valor … a gesture that certainly went down well with the 6-year-old.

Nikki Walker, the aunt who originally posted Bridger’s story, has since provided a positive update for fans wondering how the boy is doing.

“I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home,” she said. “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.”

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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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What a brave little boy Bridger truly is, and a credit to his family. They certainly must be extremely proud of him.

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