Chris Evans recently sent a video message to a young boy named Bridger, who saved his sister from a dog attack. Evans promised to send Bridger an official Captain America shield, thanking him for his courageous act.

Evans said in the video, “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.”

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

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Bridger’s aunt, Nicole Noel Walker, shared in an Instagram post, that her nephew had saved his sister’s life by “standing between her and a charging dog.” After the accident, the boy received 90 stitches. Walker added that Bridger explained what he did because, “If someone had 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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Walker later shared a video of Bridger listening to Evans’s message on her account. The young hero was fittingly wearing a Captain America costume.

“Keep being the man you are, we need people like you,” Evans continued to say in his message. “Hang in there, I know recovery might be tough, but based on what I’ve seen, I don’t think there’s much that can slow you down.”

Many other celebrities and superheroes have congratulated Bridger on his bravery including The Hulk, Robbie Amell who plays Firestorm on The Flash, Brie Larson who plays Captain Marvel in the Marvel films as well as Grant Gustin who plays The Flash on The CW.

Mark Ruffalo was one of the first celebrities to respond to Walker’s Instagram posts. Ruffalo named the boy “more of a man than many, many I have seen or known.”