The Avengers actor Chris Evans is sending a real Captain America shield to the boy who saved his sister from a dog attack.
The six-year-old boy's aunt posted a video message on Instagram from the Marvel actor.
"This is a message for Bridger. Hey, Bridger. Captain America here. How you doing, buddy? So I read your story. I saw what you did. I am sure you heard a lot of this in the last couple of days, but let me be the next to tell you, 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. "I am going to track down your address and send you an authentic Captain America shield because, pal, you deserve it."
Chris Evans continued: "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 seen, I don't think there's much that can slow you down. Bye, buddy."
Last week Thursday, July 9, the young Bridger saved his sister's life when a dog attacked her. Bridger saved her by "standing between her and a charging dog" as explained by his aunt, which saw Bridger receive 90 stitches after getting bitten by the dog.
Bridger is also a fan of Spider-Man. See below.
Chris Evans video:
Have y’all noticed that I have no idea what I’m doing yet? #UmmmIAccidentallyWentViral? When I first posted for Bridger, I expected maybe 500 likes at most and maybe a couple dozen reshares. But here we are. So much love from all walks of life (including a few celebs)! And we just got off a call with a friendly neighborhood idol. (Pic is of Bridger’s reaction right after the call.) Bridger is over the moon! Can’t wait to show him what’s next: a message from some guy who doesn’t like bullies. Gotta wait for the stardust to clear from his eyes first, though. Mission accomplished, everyone! We can’t thank you enough. #BridgerStrong EDIT: I feel like I should also mention that Bridger has also loved all of the other videos and messages I’ve shown him from all of you. We might not be able to get to everyone right away, but your messages are no less appreciated.