On July 9, Bridger a 6-year-old boy jumped in front a 1-year-old old German shepherd dog when it charged toward to attack his 4-year-old baby sister. While shielding his sister he was brutally attacked by the dog.
“Tragically, instead of running off, the dog leaped and latched onto Bridger’s cheek,” said the family to CNN.
Bridger underwent a two-hour surgery that required more than 90 stitches, according to his family. And when his 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,” according to the statement.
The issue came into light after his aunt took to Instagram to narrate the incident. “Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans” She wrote
The post became so viral that it got the attention of the Avengers. Chris Evans was one among the first celebrities to reach out.
Apart from Chris Evans actors who played Captain America and Hulk in the Avengers movies have sent him messages of praise. The family also says Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers and Robbie Amell are among those who have reached out to them.
Later on it was brought to notice that the little hero is fast recovering. “I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact. He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family. We feel no resentment toward them at all, and—if anything—there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident.” wrote his aunt.