Boy Rescued Sister From Dog Attack And Visits Zendaya And Tom Holland On 'Spider-Man' Set
Dec 27, 2021 by apost team
Bridger Walker rescued his sister from a dog attack back in 2020, but even now, he's still getting praise from celebrities. In the process of saving his little sister from the charging German shepherd, the then-6-year-old Bridger Walker was bitten on his face and needed 90 stitches. Back then, Chris Evans, Captain America himself, made sure to tell the young man how heroic his actions were. And to make Bridger's day, Evans sent a "Captain America" shield to the youngster, who lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Chris Evans, along with other celebrities, first heard about Bridger's heroism on Instagram, where his aunt, Nicole Noel Walker, posted photos of Bridger with his sister, along with a caption that explained the incident.
More than a year after he risked his life to save his sister, Bridger's father, Robert Walker, opened up to People Magazine regarding the young man's recovery, the outpouring of support he and his family have received, and what's in store for the future.
As graphic photos taken after the incident show, Bridger's face was severely swollen and cut-up due to his encounter with the rogue German shepherd. Bridger will likely have a scar on his face for the rest of his life — but the young boy seems to think it was all worth it. Like Evans, fellow Marvel superstar Tom Holland, the British actor who plays Spiderman, wanted to honor Bridger's real-life heroism, and so the actor called Bridger to personally commend his actions. In December of 2021, Holland fulfilled his promise to Bridger, and Bridger visited Zendaya and Holland on the set of 'Spider-Man.'
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In his interview with People, Bridger’s dad told the publication that his son doesn’t even want the scar to fade all the way.
"My wife and I asked him, 'Do you want it to go away?' And he said, 'I don't want it to go all the way away,'" Robert told People. "Bridger views his scar as something to be proud of, but he also doesn't see it as being representative of his brave act. He just perceives it as, 'I was a brother and that's what brothers do.' It's a reminder that his sister didn't get hurt, and that she is okay."
"It almost bothers him sometimes when he's called a hero, because he [thinks], 'Maybe I could have done more to shield her,'" the father of five added.
"If someone had to die, I thought it should be me," Bridger said after the incident, according to his parents.
Bridger was rewarded for his selfless bravery thanks to his aunt’s viral Instagram post. After detailing Bridger’s story in 2020, celebrities from across the Marvel universe made it a point to thank Bridger for his heroism. But beyond the world of Marvel superheroes, Bridger also received vital help from medical practitioners. In an act of kindness, New York City-based dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali offered to provide free treatment to the boy’s face and fly him to his office on the East Coast.
"We still have a little bit more work to do on the superficial, redness part of it, but structurally everything looks so much better," Bhanusali told People. "I always told Robert, 'When Bridger's in junior high or high school, I want this to be a story he tells, not a memory he has to relive every day.' And I think we will have that situation."
Since Bridger's story went viral in 2020, strangers from around the world have commended the boy for his heroism and selflessness.
"It's not courage. It's love. His love for his sister gave him courage. I pray for the best for him and may his love for his family and himself never diminish. Love is the most powerful...." one YouTuber commented on the video below.
"Marvel should put this guy in a movie... A character inspired by this kids bravery would make the world a better place...humble heroes make the world work," another viewer wrote.
Although Marvel didn't put Bridger in a movie, Bridger did get to visit the set of 'Spider-Man' in 2021. Bridger's father, Robert Walker, posted to Instagram to share the special moment. The caption read:
"First, a huge thank you to Tom, @harryholland64, @zendaya, and the entire Marvel/Sony cast and crew for this dream-come-true adventure.
When we first arrived on set, I was a little apprehensive that once the "curtain was pulled back," that the magic of the movies would be lost for the kids. The opposite was true! Tom, Zendaya, Harry, @lifeisaloha, @tonyrevolori, and the entire cast/crew made our kids feel like stars. ✨ They don't just act the part of friendly neighborhood heroes - that's what they truly are."
Bridger's father went on to continue to praise Holland for keeping his promise to Bridger:
"The look on the kids' faces was priceless when we rounded the blue-screen to see Tom, in full costume, high above the set on a light post. It was emotional to see him waive at the kids like he was the one that was supposed to be excited - not the other way around."
It must've been amazing for Bridger to receive the hero treatment he deserves, and we're sure he'll remember this moment for the rest of his life.
What do you think of this boy's heroism? Did you hear about his story when it first came out in 2020? Let us know — and be sure to pass this on to friends and family members.