‘If someone had to die, I thought I should be’: what the hero’s big brother, 6, said after saving his sister’s life by diving in between her and the vicious dog and eventually 90 stitches to get
- Bridger Walker, from Wyoming, was bitten on the head and face several times
- He was injured after getting between his younger sister and a charging dog
- Ordeal was revealed in an Instagram message from his aunt Nicole Walker
- She said he needed about 90 stitches from a “skilled plastic surgeon”
Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo have praised praise for a “hero” boy from Wyoming who needed 90 stitches after being torn apart by a dog that attacked his younger sister.
Bridger Walker, from Cheyenne, was bitten on the head and face several times when he got between the dog and his sister after he started accusing her.
Despite being attacked, he was able to grab his sister’s hand and lead her away from danger, according to an Instagram post from his aunt Nicole Walker.
Ms. Walker asked people to share the post as widely as possible so that he could get “encouraging words from his favorite heroes.”
Amazingly, Avengers star Ruffalo reacted after Hathaway shared Bridger’s story, saying, “I know a superhero when I see one.”
‘Hero’ six-year-old Wyoming boy Bridger Walker needed 90 stitches after being torn apart by a dog that launched an attack on his younger sister
He was bitten on the head and face several times when he got between the dog and his sister after he started accusing her
She initially wrote in an Instagram post, “I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one,” she wrote alongside a photo of him.
“I can only hope I’m half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger.”
Ruffalo then responded to Mrs. Walker’s message and wrote: ‘Dear Bridger, I just read what happened to you and I wanted to contact you to say this …
“People who set the welfare of others for themselves are the most heroic and thoughtful people I know.
“I really respect and admire your courage and your heart. Real courage doesn’t dominate people, doesn’t fight people or walk around like a tough guy.
“Real courage is knowing what is good to do and doing it, even if it somehow hurts you.”
Shocking photos show Bridger’s swollen face and bloody stitches running from his mouth down his cheek.
Ms. Walker said the little boy had about 90 stitches from a “skilled plastic surgeon” and is now recovering at home.
She also revealed in her post that the little boy said of his selfless act, “If anyone had to die, I thought I should be.”
“I just finished visiting Bridger at his house,” the post read.
“His wounds look so much better! He is cheerful and his great personality is intact.
“He can’t smile too broad yet, but he grinned when I read some of your comments to him.”
Despite being attacked, he was able to grab his sister’s hand and lead her away from danger, according to an Instagram post from his aunt Nicole Walker
Remarkably, Ms. Walker added that Bridger and his family “don’t feel resentment” toward the dog owners.
“I would also like to mention here that the dog owners are really wonderful people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family,” the post read.
“We don’t feel resentment towards them at all, and if anything, there is only an increase in love between our families as a result of this incident.”
The aunt said some people who saw the post asked if there was a GoFundMe page for Bridger.
Instead, she asked people to donate to military veteran groups and send pictures of rocks to Bridger because he loves geology.
The people who responded to Mrs. Walker’s post praised Bridger.
One wrote: “I was so surprised at his courage. What a legend. ‘
A second said, “God bless the little superhero!”
A third added: “Bridger, you are a real person, your only right decision had inspired thousands of young people like us, you don’t feel gloomy at any time.
“Your scars are the pride of your heroism, they will always speak of your courage, it is much more precious than an army badge, not much guts like you.
“That’s why you’re special among us.”