LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Chris Evans attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

“If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”  Those are the words of brave 6-year-old Bridger, who ended up with 90 stitches saving his sister from a dog attack.  Chris Evans a.k.a. “Captain America” sent him a special message calling him a hero!

Thank goodness Bridger survived this awful dog attack!  I wish him a speedy recovery!  His aunt Nikki shared this story on Instagram.  WARNING!  If you view the pics in the link, BEWARE that some are graphic images of his stitches.

“… 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…”

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 22: Mark Ruffalo attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Mark Ruffalo posted this comment on Nikki’s post: “Dear Bridger, I just read about what happened to you and I wanted to reach out to say this… 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. Real courage isn’t dominating people or fighting against people or walking around like a tough guy.

Real courage is knowing what is right to do and doing it even when it might end up hurting you somehow. You are more of man than many, many I have seen or known. With Admiration…
Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk/Professor).”

Chris Evans sent this video message to Bridger.  You can see that he’s a big fan of “Captain America” as he watches the video while wearing his “Cap” suit!

I love that Chris Evans is going to send him an official “Captain America” shield!

Nikki shared a few updates on her original post:

“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.”