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Six-Year-Old Boy Has Been Hailed Hero After Saving His Little Sister From Dog Attack

A six-year-old boy has been hailed a hero after he heroically protected his little sister from a dog attack by putting himself in harm’s way.  

When six-year-old Bridger saw that an animal was getting a little too aggressive as it headed towards his little sister, he risked putting himself in harm’s way in order to protect her.

Nikki Walter, the boy’s aunt, has decided to share his upsetting story on social media, as she wants him to realise what a hero he is for his brave action.

She wrote: “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.”

Nikki then added that she had asked Bridger why he had jumped in front of his sister, she said he responded: “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.”

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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 incident took place in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and immediately afterwards the little boy was taken to hospital where he was treated. Thankfully, he has since been discharged.

In a separate post, Nikki continued: “After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy.”

Nikki wants the story to share be shared as much as possible because she thinks her nephew deserves a shout-out from a Marvel superhero actor.

In the hopes of achieving this, she has tagged stars in the post such as Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman, Vin Diesel and Chris Evans.

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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 EDIT: 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. EDIT 2: Once again we’re blown away by the amazing comments and messages that Bridger’s receiving. I’ve had lots of inquiries about a GoFundMe. Bridger’s family has asked that any one wishing to help out financially can, instead, donate to @mission_22 or @wwp. Bridger is also a huge fan of Science, especially Geology. So I’m going to start a post where people can share with him pictures of cool rocks that they see. EDIT 3: Once again, everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us. I’m trying to get to all of the messages that I can, but it may take some time. For those who have inquired about sending Bridger some rocks, here’s the address to use: Bridger Walker P.O. Box 22141 Cheyenne, WY 82003 #BridgerStrong

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Nikka has posted an update on Bridger’s recovery, she said: “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.”

Instead of making a GoFundMe page like many have suggested, in order to help with the boy’s recovery, Nikka has asked people to donate through Mission 22 or Wounded Warrior Project.

She said that Bridger is fascinated with geology and that he would love it if people would send him pictures of cool-looking rocks.

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