On July 9th Bridger Walker, 6, stepped in front of his four year old sister to save her from a dog. In the process he was bitten instead. Even after the attack, he still grabbed his sister and took her to a “safer” part of the yard.
Due to his aunt posting about it on social media, many actors have been reaching out.
Previously Chris Evans sent him a message and is sending him a Captain America shield. Tom Holland apparently invited him to the Spider-man 3 set. Now Robert Downey Jr. has made a promise of a something special for his next birthday.
Tony Stark knows a hero when he sees one.
Robert Downey Jr. sent a message to Bridger, making him a big promise after the boy rescued his little sister — and it’s good to see Captain America and Iron Man still going at it.
This is what it’s all about. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hWMjBhWZCf
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) July 17, 2020
Here’s what he said:
“Bridger, you’re a rock star. My name’s Robert Downey Jr., I play Tony, makes me an old friend of Cap’s. I hear he sent a shield your way. I’m going to do one better, you call me on your next birthday. I got something special for ya…By the way, that’s a promise. A promise beats a shield.”
The outpouring of love for this boy has been amazing. He really is a true hero.
As for the dog and it’s owners. His aunt did say that they were great people:
“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.”
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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
The dog was humanely euthanized by the Cheyenne Animal Shelter at the request of the owners.
It is a sad situation. According to KGAB, Sue Castaneda, CEO of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter said:
“It is always both terrifying and sad when these situations occur. Our hearts go out to the boy and his family as well as to the pet owners.”
It is a very sad situation the whole way around, it sounds like it will, hopefully, have a happy ending.
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