6-Year-old boy praised by Anne Hathaway for saving little sister from dog attack

A 6-year-old boy from Wyoming is being praised all over the web for saving his sister from a vicious dog attack. 

On July 9, Bridger Walker took action when a German Sheperd mix attacked his 4-year-old sister, a statement from the family provided to CNN reads. While protecting his sibling, he fell victim to the dog instead.

“Tragically instead of running off, the dog leaped and latched onto Bridger’s cheek,” the statement read.

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My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog. He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister. He later said, “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.” He got home from the hospital last night. I know it’s a long shot, but I’m reaching out to the Avengers and other heroes so that they can learn about this latest addition to their ranks. Please, check your DM’s for my sweet nephew’s story. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans @vancityreynolds @thehughjackman Edit: I never expected my sweet nephew’s story to reach so many. Please, follow my other post (I only have two so far 😅) for the latest info regarding my sweet nephew and his family.

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The boy’s family says that he went through a two-hour-long surgery that required more than 90 stitches.

When Bridger’s dad asked him why he put himself in harm’s way, he said,

“If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”

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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.

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The child’s aunt created an Instagram page and shared that Bridger is a fan of The Avengers, and that, immediately caught the attention of none other than Anne Hathaway.

“I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one,” the actress wrote on Instagram alongside photos of the sweet brother and 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??”

According to Bridger’s family, Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Jackman, Tom Holland, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers, and Robbie Amell also contacted them with positive words about the boy.

“May we follow Bridger’s example, approach the world as a child and bring greater peace to our own homes, communities, states and countries,” the family concluded in a statement.

And here’s Chris Evan’s (Captain America Himself) message to Bridger:

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There are no words. We are so, so thankful.

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