Avengers, assemble! It looks like we’ve found a hero living among us.
Throughout the Avengers movies, we all waited in anticipation to see who Captain America would pass the shield to, and now Chris Evans has found a real-life hero that is deserving of the mantle.
On Sunday, July 12, the aunt of 6-year-old Bridger Walker posted a touching story on Instagram. According to her post, Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing in the way of her and a dog that was charging after her.
He was bit multiple times on the face and head, but the brave little boy grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to safety. When asked why he jumped in front of his sister, Bridger said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”
Bridger received about 90 stitches after his brave rescue, and his aunt wanted to share his story with the world. Since Bridger loves superheroes, she tagged the Avengers looking for someone to hear his call.
Well, Captain America swooped in, and actor Chris Evans congratulated Bridger on his bravery.
"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 video message to Bridger. "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."
Evans also told Bridger that he was going to track down his address and send him an authentic Captain America shield.
Evans wasn’t the only superhero to find Bridger’s story moving. The family has stated that the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Shazam (Zachary Levi), and Firestorm (Robbie Amell) have also reached out to Bridger. He even caught the attention of the biggest superhero creators in the world, the Russo Brothers, as well as Anne Hathaway.
“I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “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??"
So, what do you all think about Bridger's bravery? Can you see him in the next Marvel movie? Let us know in the comments!