*A few Avengers along with other celebrities have reached out to send encouragement to a young real life hero named Bridger who saved his sister from a dog attack.
*A neighborhood dog began charging at the boy's 4 year old sister while they were in the neighbor's back yard. Bridger stepped in between them, taking the brunt of the attack. Despite suffering extensive injuries to his face, Bridger managed to lead his sister to safety. When asked about the attack, the six year old simply said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”
*Bridger is a big fan of superhero movies, so his aunt posted about his story on her social media and a few of his favorite super heroes responded--Tom Holland chatted with the boy via video call, Chris Evans sent him a video message and will be sending him an official Captain America shield, Anne Hathaway and Zachary Levi sent supportive messages on Instagram. Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Jackman, the Russo brothers, and Robbie Amell all also sent messages to the family supporting the brave boy.
*My cut texts never seem to show, so a warning that in these posts about the celeb comments you can see the little boy's injuries so if you are sensitive to that stuff I just wanted to warn you.
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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?? Via @blackculturenews_ & @nicolenoelwalker
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This young man is an ACTUAL superhero. Praying for his speedy recovery. @nicolenoelwalker please tell him he’s now an honorary member of the @shazammovie “Shazamily”. Hope I get to shake his hand some day. 🙌 #bridgerstrong . Posted @withregram • @nicolenoelwalker 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...
*The family has asked that people make donations to charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Mission 22, and Operation Underground Railroad instead of making donations to the family. But they did set up a PO Box if people want to send the little boy some cool rocks--Bridger is a big geology fan. That info is on the aunt's IG.
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