Tom Holland Makes Good on His Promise to Real Life Boy Hero
"While there are so many reasons it will go down as one of the best ever - I personally think it is because the cast and crew are good, kind, and passionate people."
Tom Holland has made good on his word, giving the gift of a lifetime to a real-life hero. Bridger Walker made headlines last year after he stepped in to save his sister from a dog attack. When his story hit the news, he captured the attention of celebrities, including Spider-Man who made him a promise.
When 6-year-old Bridger’s story went viral, several of the Avengers sent messages of well wishes to Bridger who was recovering from 90 stitches on his face after the dog attack. At the time, Tom Holland invited Bridger to the set of the next Spider-Man movie, and he really followed through.
Bridger paid a visit to the set where Spider-Man: No Way Home was being filmed. Tom set up an amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure for Bridger and his family which included a tour of the film set and he was able to practice web-slinging.
Bridger’s dad took to Instagram to share some pictures of their “dream-come-true adventure.”
“We have loved seeing the reviews for @spidermanmovie,” Robert Walker wrote. “While there are so many reasons it will go down as one of the best ever – I personally think it is because the cast and crew are good, kind, and passionate people. Individuals who heard about a little boy’s injury, who wanted to make it right. People who were willing to stop a very busy day of shooting to make my little boy smile, and give him a chance to ‘web-swing’ with his hero.”
Last year, Bridger protected his sister from a German Shepherd and took the brunt of the attack. At the time when he was asked why he jumped into action he said, “if someone had to do, I thought it should be me.” After his injuries, Bridger was left with a scar on his face and his dad’s been documenting his recovery on Instagram.
“Bridger views his scar as something to be proud of, but he also doesn’t see it as being representative of his brave act,” Robert previously said. “He just perceives it as, ‘I was a brother and that’s what brothers do.’ It’s a reminder that his sister didn’t get hurt, and that she is okay.”