Chris Evans Surprises 6-Year-Old Who Saved His Little Sister From Dog Attack

From one hero to another—brave 6-year-old Bridger Walker was surprised by Captain America himself Chris Evans who promised to send him his very own shield.

The actor sent a sweet video message to Walker from Wyoming who has gone viral for his amazing act of bravery in saving his younger sister from a dog attack, and becoming severely injured himself in the process, requiring 90 stitches.

On July 9, Bridger took his big brother duties to the next level when a German shepherd mix charged toward his 4-year-old sister.

In a video shared to Bridger's aunt Nikki's Instagram page, Bridger can be seen watching a video message from Evans as the famous superhero tells him: "I'm sure you've heard a lot of this over the last couple days, but let me be the next 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."

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

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The Avengers star added: "I'm gonna send you an authentic Captain America shield because, pal, you deserve it."

"Keep being the man you are, we need people like you," Evans continued. "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."

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Needless to say, Bridger was made up by the gesture and happily declares: "It was awesome!"

A number of other famous faces have reached out to Bridger to applaud his bravery after the attack which saw him undergo surgery for two hours.

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Octavia Spencer, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers, and Robbie Amell have also reached out to the Walker family.

"I'm not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one," Hathaway wrote on Instagram alongside photos of Bridger and his sister. "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."

Bridger's act of bravery has moved countless people as his aunt shared the news of what had happened on social media.

"On July 9th, my six-year-old nephew Bridger saved his little sister's life by standing between her and a charging dog," she wrote. "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.'"

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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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Hulk actor Ruffalo wrote Bridger a message saying: " People who put the well beings 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."

While Hidden Figures actress Spencer added: "I'm not an avenger but I know and appreciate them as I appreciate your little hero. Angel hugs for you."

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