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Chris Evans Sending Captain America Shield To Young Boy Who Saved Sister From Dog Attack

Six-year-old Bridger Walker recently saved his younger sister from a dog attack.

Chris Evans Sending Captain America Shield To Young Boy Who Saved Sister From Dog Attack

In Avengers: Endgame, Captain America hands his mighty vibranium shield over to the Falcon. In real life, Captain America is giving it as a special award to a brave six-year-old boy.

Chris Evans, who plays the Marvel superhero, is planning to send an authentic Captain America shield to Bridger Walker who saved his four-year-old sister from a dog attack. Bridger sustained a serious facial injury which required a two-hour surgery and 90 stitches.

In a video message to the young hero, Evans, 39, said, “I’m sure you’ve heard this a lot over the last couple of the 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.

“Keep being the man you are, we need people like you. 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.

"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 the video shows Bridger — wearing a Captain America costume, with his sister sitting next to him— reacting to Evans' message in real time.

Red, blue and steel: In 'Captain America: The First Avenger', the prop department made 25 shields in total. The "hero" shield, like the one seen here, is made from cast iron and weighs about 7kg. The fighting and running scenes used rubber versions. So is Bridger getting the rubber or iron shield?


The video was posted to an Instagram page started by Bridger’s aunt, Nicole Noel Walker, who shared her nephew’s heroic act on social media. In her initial post, Walker recounted how her nephew saved his younger sister from a “charging dog” on July 9.

She wrote, “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.”

Evans isn’t the only ‘superhero’ who have commended Bridger. Other onscreen superheroes who've praised him include Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Renner, Robbie Amell, Grant Gustin, Tom Holland, and Zachary Levi.

Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, wrote, “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.”

Elsewhere, Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, wrote on Instagram, “I'm not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one. I can only hope I'm half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger. Wishing you an easeful recovery, and many cool looking rocks. Hey @markruffalo, do you need a teammate??"

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