A six-year-old boy, Bridger Walker from Wyoming, had one of the scariest days in his life when he and his younger sister experienced a random dog attack.
The young hero did not hesitate to risk his life and put himself in danger, shielding his younger sister from a dog with an unidentified breed that tried to charge and bite his younger sister.
On Instagram, his aunt, Nikki Walker, shared a photo of Bridger relaxing in bed with his damaged face. The dog attack resulted in severe wounds on Bridger’s left cheek and eye that needed 90 stitches.
Despite the injury, his aunt kept an optimistic tone, describing that Bridger’s wounds were ‘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,” Nikki Walker wrote in an updated post.
She also did not blame the dog owners for the said dog attack. She even narrated that they have been “really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family.”
Nikki was hopeful that the Instagram story could gain more visibility and reach the actors behind the DC and Marvel superhero movies hoping that they “some words of encouragement” from them.
We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks,” she wrote as she tagged actors such as Vin Diesel, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, and Chris Hemsworth in the post.
Among those tagged, Mark Ruffalo, who played the iconic The Hulk role, responded with an encouraging comment.
“Dear Bridger, I just read about what happened to you, and I wanted to reach out to say this… 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,” he wrote in response to Nikki’s post.
Chris Evans, Captain America, also sent a video message and praised the boy’s bravery.
Bridger’s story touched netizens’ hearts. Some even asked for a possible GoFundMe account where they can donate money.
Meanwhile, Nikki Walker announced that their family does not need donations for now. Instead, she encouraged donors to donate to Mission 22 or the Wounded Warrior Project.
There’s one request that she asked from netizens who want to help Bridger. She asked them to send rock photos to the kid and provided the address to send them.
P.O. Box 22141
Cheyenne, WY 82003