- Hollywood actor, Chris Evans has reached out to a 6-year-old boy, Bridger who was attacked by a dog
- The Captain America star in a video revealed he was sending a real-life Captain America shield to Bridger for his courageousness
- The young boy used himself as a shield when a dog tried to attack his baby sister
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Hollywood actor, Chris Evans, has proven he is not just a fictional superhero but also one in real life. The Captain America star melted hearts online and put a big smile on the face of a young boy identified as Bridger.
According to the 6-year-old's aunt, Nicole Noel Walker, he saved himself from an attacking dog and rather than let his little sister be harmed, he used himself as a shield and sustained injuries on his face.
He later said, “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.” Walker shared the post via her Instagram page and tagged Avengers actors to see the bravery of her nephew.
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Bridger ended up receiving 90 stitches after getting bitten by the dog. Things took an interesting turn when Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel franchise, responded.
"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," Evans said in a message to 6-year-old Bridger.
the star promised to send him an official Captain America shield for his courageous act because he deserved it.
"Keep being the man you are, we need people like you," Evans 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."
Watch the video message from Chris Evans below:
Besides Captain America, The Hulk has also congratulated Bridger on his bravery. Mark Ruffalo was one of the first celebrities to respond to one of Walker's original Instagram posts, praising the boy as "more of man than many, many I have seen or known."
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