Former leader of the Avengers and all-round good guy Chris Evans sent a video message to six-year-old Bridger Walker, who saved his four-year-old sister from a dog attack.
Walker was badly injured in the attack, requiring a two-hour surgery and 90 stitches to his face.
In the message shared on social media by Bridger’s aunt, Chris Evans said…
“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 star also promised to send him an official Captain America shield for his courageous act.
“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.”
In an interview with CNN, Bridger’s father said when he asked his son why he jumped between his sister and the dog he said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”
The account of Bridger’s bravery was also shared by his aunt, in an attempt to reach out to the Avengers team.
And it seems to have worked.
Besides Chris Evans, The Hulk has also congratulated Bridger on his bravery. Mark Ruffalo was one of the first celebrities to respond to Walker’s original Instagram post, praising the child as “more of man than many, many I have seen or known.”
Other onscreen superheroes who celebrated Bridger include Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Grant Gustin (The Flash).
Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo Brothers and Robbie Amell are some of the other famous folks who have reached out to Bridger and his family.