Chris Evans heeft een videoboodschap opgenomen voor Bridger, een zesjarig jongetje dat tussen zijn zus en een aanvallende hond ging in staan. Bridger werd gebeten en had achteraf negentig hechtingen nodig. “Als iemand moest sterven, dan maar mij,” zei hij.
“Je bent een held,” zegt Evans in het filmpje dat door Bridgers tante Nicole Noel Walker werd gedeeld op Instagram. “Je hebt iets heel dappers en onzelfzuchtigs gedaan en je zus heeft geluk dat je haar grote broer bent.”
“Jullie ouders zijn vast heel trots op je,” vervolgt hij. “Blijf de man die je bent. We hebben mensen zoals jij nodig. Hou vol. Het herstel zal misschien moeilijk zijn, maar ik heb gezien dat je je door weinig dingen laat tegenhouden.”
Naast de videoboodschap krijgt Bridger van Evans ook een officieel Captain America-schild toegestuurd. Ook Evans Marvel-collega’s Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth en Brie Larson prezen Bridger, net als Catwoman-actrice Anne Hathaway en vele anderen.
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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
NEW chris hemsworth sends a message of support and admiration to a fan, a little boy who saved his sister from a dog attack pic.twitter.com/IZjPc7MV1A
— best of chems (@hemsbest) July 16, 2020
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I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one. I can only hope I’m half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger. Wishing you an easeful recovery, and many cool looking rocks. Hey @markruffalo, do you need a teammate?? Via @blackculturenews_ & @nicolenoelwalker