A 6-year-old saved his little sister from a dog attack, and the Avengers are paying their respects. First, it was the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, sending along well wishes in the original Instagram post about the incident.
Then, Captain America showed why he’s the best when he sent a personalized video to the boy and sent an authentic Captain America shield to a real ‘hero.’ The boy, Bridger Walker, watched the video while dressed in an adorable Captain America costume. The superhero fan got another shock when Spiderman actor Tom Holland FaceTimed with the tiny hero.
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His aunt shared the call on Instagram, where Holland was effusive in his praise to Bridger, properly adorned in a Spider-Man outfit for the call. Holland invited him to the set of Spiderman 3 after the family confirmed Spiderman was his favorite Avenger.
“I’ve heard about your story, and I just want to say, you are so brave, mate, and we are all proud of you,” Holland said.
“Your little sister is so lucky to have someone like you. I mean, you’re just such a brave little kid. It’s not easy what you did, mate, you should be proud of yourself.”
Bridger was a little starstruck in the moment and was understandably shy on the call.
Another Avenger also chimed in with his praise, as Thor actor Chris Hemsworth posted a video on Instagram praising the boy.
“I just want to give a shout-out to a young kid named Bridger,” he said. “He was incredibly brave and did something not a lot of people would do….I just want to say mate, you’re an absolute inspiration. Your courage is beyond belief and we are all so impressed by you. I know you’re an Avengers fan, so myself and the rest of the team would be honored to have you on our team.”
The family said they have been overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the support.