When a dog menaced his four-year-old sister, six-year-old Bridger Walker of Cheyenne, Wyoming sprang into action. He jumped in front of her and dragged her out of harm’s way, in the process exposing himself to a pretty vicious attack.
“If someone had to die, I thought it should be me,” Bridger told his dad.
It’s the kind of thing a real-life hero does, and it’s earned Bridger plaudits from movie superheroes, or at least the actors who play them, including Chris Evans.
“Hey Bridger. Captain America here,” Evans begins. “Now I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of this over the last couple days but let me the next one to tell you that 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 then promised to send Walker, who was clad in a full Captain America costume while watching the video, “an authentic Captain America shield.”
“Keep being the man you are,” he continued. “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.”
Bridger has also heard from Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Zachary Levi, Anne Hathaway, Zachary Levi, Robbie Amell, and the Russo Brothers. The large contingent of MCU veterans is likely due to his aunt’s posting that Bridger is a huge Marvel fan.
Bridger made it through hours of plastic surgery and 90 stitches to repair the damage the dog bites left. His sister was unscathed. Given those facts, it’s clear that he definitely deserves all of the support he’s getting from the Marvel Universe and elsewhere.