Chris Evans promises a Captain America shield to six-year-old for saving sister from dog attack
Actor Chris Evans had the sweetest video message for a young boy who saved his sister from a dog attack and promised him to send the real Captain America shield. Bridge Walker, who is six, was badly injured in the attack requiring a two-hour surgery and 90 stitches on his face.
"Captain America here, so I read your story, I saw what you did and I'm sure you heard a lot of this over the last couple days, but let me be the next one 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 in a video message posted to an Instagram page started by Walker's aunt. "I'm going to track down your address and I'm going to send you an authentic Captain America shield because pal, you deserve it."
‘Get this man a shield.’ https://t.co/nrchaKdoAW— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 16, 2020
When Walker's father asked him why he jumped in between his sister and the dog, he is said to have told them, "if someone had to die, I thought it should be me."
The young boy also caught Anne Hathaway's attention.
I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one. I can only hope I’m half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger. Wishing you an easeful recovery, and many cool looking rocks. Hey @markruffalo, do you need a teammate?? Via @blackculturenews_ & @nicolenoelwalker
"I'm not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one," Hathaway wrote on Instagram alongside photos of Bridger and his sister. "I can only hope I'm half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger. Wishing you an easeful recovery, and many cool looking rocks. Hey @markruffalo, do you need a teammate??"
Reports have it that Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers and Robbie Amell are among those who have reached out to the family.