Boy Jumps In Front Of Dog Attack To Save His Sister In Incredible Act Of Love

When we are being attacked, physically or psychologically, it is usually our nature to go on the defensive, to save ourselves.

Having the guts and instinct to choose someone else’s well-being in a time of crisis takes training and practice by a special kind of person- unless you are one young boy from Wyoming.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes- and that couldn’t be more true than in a recent case of bravery.

When a person is faced with imminent danger the fight or flight response kicks in and a burst of epinephrine in your bloodstream prepares you for either event.

For most humans, flight is the choice du jour, but 6-year old Bridger Walker exemplified incredible courage when he was attacked by a dog.

His aunt, Nicole Walker, shared his heroic story on Instagram, getting admiration from thousands of users, as well as some celebrities.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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.

A post shared by Nikki Walker (@nicolenoelwalker) on

While Bridger and his little sister were playing outside on July 9, a dog charged at them unexpectedly.

There was only a split second to react, but in that pivotal, seemingly life or death moment, Bridger jumped in front of his sister, enduring a grueling attack of several bites.

What was going through his mind before the incident occurred will amaze you.

If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me,” he later reported.

His heroism didn’t end there!

Even though he was dripping with blood from a wounded face, he took his sister’s hand to run her to safety.

The images of Bridger’s injuries are hard to bear.

He received a whopping 90 stitches!

But despite his confrontation with danger and his painful wounds, Bridger came home from the hospital with his smiling disposition in tact, his aunt reports on Instagram.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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

A post shared by Nikki Walker (@nicolenoelwalker) on

There has been a Go Fund Me page set up to help with medical expenses.

In addition to financial assistance, Nicole Walker has requested people show support for Bridger by sending interesting rocks for his collection.

The initial post about Bridger’s bravery received a staggering 149,000 likes, and that number is only climbing.

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Viewers can’t get enough of this incredible young man’s bravery, writing comments such as “ABSOLUTE LEGEND,” and “You are real life super hero lil man!!”

Several actors who play superheroes were tagged in the post of the incident, resulting in A-list celebrities weighing in.

Mark Ruffalo who plays the Hulk in the Avengers movie chimed in by writing:

Real courage isn’t dominating people or fighting against people or walking around like a tough guy. Real courage is knowing what is right to do and doing it even when it might end up hurting you somehow.”

Bridger, like most of the nation right now, is a big fan of Captain America, so when he received a video call from Chris Evans he was beyond ecstatic, The Daily Wire reports.

Evans told Bridger how he heard about his story online and said, “Pal, you’re a hero,” adding “What you did was so brave, so selfless — you’re sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you.”

Fully dressed in a little Captain America uniform, Bridger was told he could expect to get a real Captain America shield in the mail soon.

What Bridger had to go through was horrendous, but his demonstration of love and bravery for his family is inspirational to say the least.

The world could use a little of that right now.

Tags:
YOU MIGHT LIKE