Chris Evans Sent a Captain America Shield to a Young Hero for the Most Heartfelt Reason

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A six-year old boy stood between his little sister and a charging dog, he was badly bitten, and ended up getting nearly 90 stitches. Now, the boy, Bridger Walker of Cheyenne, Wyoming, is being hailed as a hero by one of his own heroes—Captain America. Chris Evans who plays the patriotic Captain America on film, sent a message to the young boy, one hero to another.

“I read your story and saw what you did,” Evans says in the video message, shared by Walker’s aunt on Instagram. “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.”

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

A post shared by Nikki Walker (@nicolenoelwalker) on Jul 15, 2020 at 4:36pm PDT

Evans went on to explain that he is going to send the boy an authentic Captain America shield as a token of appreciation. “Pal, you deserve it,” Evans said to the boy, who watched the video dressed in full Captain America costume.

“Keep being the man you are. We need people like you,” Evans continued in the message. “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.”

The adorable video was shared by Nicole Noel Walker, Walker’s aunt who shared his story with the world in hopes of having some of the stars of The Avengers films send messages to her family’s hero. According to EW, in addition to Evans, actors including Mark Ruffalo who plays The Hulk, Brie Larson, who portrays Captain Marvel, and two castmembers of The Flash have reached out to thank the youngster for his bravery.

The kindness of the stars has left Walker speechless, as she wrote in her photo caption on Instagram, “There are no words. We are so, so thankful.”

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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

A post shared by Nikki Walker (@nicolenoelwalker) on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:53am PDT

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