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Chris Evans Gives Special Message To Six-Year-Old Boy Who Rescued Sister From Dog Attack

You may have already heard about Bridger, the heroic six-year-old boy from Wyoming who saved his sister from a dog attack earlier this month. The story has captivated the world as the pictures of Bridger's face after the attack have gone viral.

Now, Chris Evans is reaching out to the young hero and offering him the gift of a lifetime.

The story of Bridger's bravery initially broke a few days ago.

His aunt, Nicole Walker, shared her nephew's story on her Instagram.

"My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog. He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister," she wrote.

She continued: "He later said, 'If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.' He got home from the hospital last night."

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"I know it’s a long shot, but I’m reaching out to the Avengers and other heroes so that they can learn about this latest addition to their ranks. Please, check your DM’s for my sweet nephew’s story," she concluded, before tagging the cast of the Avengers franchise.

Bridger's parents have released a statement since seeing the attention their brave son has received.

"In early 2016, Bridger's world was rocked. At 19 months old, we introduced him to his brand-new baby sister. As his parents, we were anxious about how he would react, but without hesitation, he jumped into the oversized hospital chair and waited patiently for his turn to hold her," the statement began.

"Since that time, Bridger rarely strays far from his little sister, often to the irritation of her much less social nature."

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"Bridger is gregarious, always learning, so full of love, and an absolute joy to have in our lives. Our home and our hearts would feel empty without him."

The statement continued: "Over the last two years, Bridger, his father, and his older brother have taken on the great challenge of training in Brazilian jiu jitsu at their local academy."

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The family then went on to explain the events that transpired on the afternoon of July 9th, 2020.

"While at a friend's house, Bridger and his sister went into the home's back yard."

"Upon entering the yard, the child with them pointed to one dog and said "that is the nice dog," and pointed to the other dog in the yard, explaining "that is the mean one."

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"Bridger explained how, at that moment, the mean one ran at them. In Bridger's words, "I stepped to the side, in front of my sister so the dog couldn't get to her. I kept moving, so it couldn't get past."

"Tragically, instead of running off, the dog leaped and latched onto Bridger's cheek."

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At this point, the young boy told his sister to run and protect herself, before joining her in safety after the attack.

Bridger's parents then thanked the world for their outpouring of support.

They began to list off celebrities who have reached out to their son.

The A list celebrities include Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Zachary Levi, and more!

Now, Captain America himself, Chris Evans, has answered to the call to action and sent a sweet video message to Bridger.

"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," Chris said in the video.

He then told the six-year-old he would be sending him "an authentic Captain America shield because pal, you deserve it."

"Keep being the man you are, we need people like you," Chris continued.

"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 video was posted by Nicole Walker, saying "There are no words. We are so, so thankful."

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Make sure to give the video a watch. It will truly make your whole day so much better.

What a hero Bridger is!

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