6-year-old boy hailed as a hero for saving his little sister from dog attack

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and very rarely wear capes. This most of us will know by now.

But if any among you need further proof, you need look no further than Bridger, a six-year-old from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

As per reports, the young boy risked his own life and leapt into action in order to save his little sister from a dog attack.

Bridger’s aunt, Nikki Walker, took to Instagram to relay the terrifying story, but in the process championed her nephew for his courageous actions.

“My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog,” Nikki’s post reads. “He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister.”

She went on to explain that when asked about his death-defying deed, Bridger responded simply: “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.”

A second post outlined the severity of the attack, which left Bridger with a number of injuries.

Nikki explained: “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.”

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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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A further update saw Nikki inform the public that Bridger’s wounds are healing well.

“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.”

Naturally, social media erupted in a shower of praise for his brave six-year-old. A host of celebrities have also now caught wind of the news and sent messages of support.

Bridger, you’re certainly a hero in my eyes, and in the eyes of a great many others too. Jumping in to save your sister from a dog attack deserves praise of the highest order.

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