Bridger Walker, a brave 6-year-old boy from Wyoming, gained prominence on social media after being praised for saving his sister from a dog attack following congratulations from actress Anne Hathaway.
Bridger Walker, a superhero who saved his 6-year-old sister after a dog attack
While protecting his sister, the dog brutally attacked him.
“Bridger” then underwent a two-hour operation that, according to his family, required more than 90 stitches.
When asked by his father why he came between his sister and the dog, he replied, “If anyone had to die, I thought it was me,” he said in explanation.
The young boy’s aunt opened an Instagram page and shared that Bridger is an Avengers fan, which caught Hathaway’s attention.
Hathaway wrote on Instagram next to photos of Bridger and his sister.
“I’m no Avenger, but I can recognize a spunky superhero.”
“I can only hope that I am half as brave in my life as you are, Bridger. We wish you a simple recovery and many great rocks.”
Cast members of the popular franchise have yet to comment publicly, but Hathaway’s post has received more than a million likes and thousands of comments praising the child.
The family also said that Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers and Robbie Amell belong to those who have reached out to them.