Chris Evans is sending an ‘authentic’ Captain America shield to 6-year-old boy who saved his sister from a dog attack
‘Avengers’ actors Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland and Brie Larson are among those who have also reached out to 6-year-old Bridger after he saved his younger sister from a dog attack on July 9.
A young boy was called a hero by Captain America himself this week after he saved his younger sister from a dog attack, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Bridger, 6, received a video message from actor Chris Evans, who praised the boy’s bravery and told him he would send him an official Captain America shield, EW reported.
Evans and other “Avengers” actors were tagged in an Instagram post on Sunday by Bridger’s aunt, Nikki Walker, who shared the story and pictures of Bridger’s recovery.
Walker wrote that Bridger “saved his little sister’s life” by standing between her and an attacking dog on July 9. The boy’s face was seriously injured and he received 90 stitches from a plastic surgeon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Pal, you’re a hero,” Evans told Bridger in the video message, which Walker shared on Instagram. “What you did was so brave, so selfless — your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother.”
”Keep being the man you are, we need people like you,” Evans continued, according to THR. “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 would send him an “authentic” Captain America shield “because pal, you deserve it,” according to EW.
Evans is not the only one to respond to Bridger’s story. “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth shared a video in his Instagram story on Wednesday in which he invited the boy to join the Avengers team, according to TV Guide.
“I just want to say, mate, you’re an absolute inspiration,” Hemsworth said, according to TV Guide. “Your courage is beyond belief, and we are all so impressed by you. And we’re thinking of you. I know you’re an Avengers fan, and so myself and all our team, we’d be honored to have you on the team, mate.”
Mark Ruffalo (who plays the Hulk in the “Avengers” movies), Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel”) and Grant Gustin (who plays The Flash in the CW series) have also responded to Bridger, according to EW.
Bridger’s parents shared a detailed version of the events on Walker’s Instagram account on Wednesday, where they noted that they had also received messages from Hugh Jackman (who has played Wolverine), Tom Holland (who played Spider-Man), Zachary Levi (“Shazam!”), Anne Hathaway (who played Catwoman), and the Russo Brothers (“Avengers: Endgame” directors), among others.
“The love and support we have received astounds us,” Bridger’s parents wrote.