Chris Evans, more popularly known as Captain America in the Avengers series, is sending his shield to a very brave six-year-old.
Bridger Walker, 6, is a real-life hero. The little boy suffered 90 stitches to his face and underwent two-hour surgery after saving his little sister from a dog attack on July 9.
Evans sent a heartfelt video message to Bridger on Instagram and commended him for his courage. The little boy, who was wearing his favorite Captain America costume, was over the moon when he received the captain’s message.
“Captain America here, so I read your story, I saw what you did and I’m sure you heard a lot of this over the last couple days, but let me be the next one to tell you, 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.”
The Avenger star said, “I’m going to track down your address and I’m going to send you an authentic Captain America shield because pal, you deserve it.”
Bridger was asked why he jumped in between his four-year-old sister and the dog, he answered, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”
After Bridger’s story became viral on social media, his family says Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers and Robbie Amell have reached out to them.
Hollywood A-lister Anne Hathaway posted, “I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one. I can only hope I’m half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger. Wishing you an easeful recovery, and many cool looking rocks. Hey @markruffalo, do you need a teammate??”