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Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Macsjebs: 9:17pm On Jul 16, 2020
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'Pal, you're a hero': Boy, 6, who saved sister from dog attack gets message from Captain America.

Bridger Walker, from Wyoming, was bitten several times on the face and head by the German Shepherd mix after it charged at the siblings while they played in a garden on 9 July.

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His family said that when asked why he had saved his sister, he replied: "If someone had to die, I thought it should be me."

The young boy - who is an avid Marvel fan - has been praised by celebrities including Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland and Anne Hathaway.

Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel film franchise, told him: "Pal, you're a hero."

The siblings had been at a friend's house when the attack happened, their aunt Nicole Walker said in an Instagram post.

Bridger later told his family that the child with them had pointed to two dogs while they were in the garden, describing one as the "nice dog" and the other as the "mean one".

The "mean one" then charged at them, so Bridger stood between the dog and his sister to stop it reaching her. Instead of running off, the dog leaped up and grabbed hold of Bridger's cheek.

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The six-year-old told his sister to run before managing to break free and leading her to a different part of the garden where he hoped they would be safe.

The dog's owners secured the dog and ran Bridger inside the house before calling emergency services.

Bridger's family said there was a "lot of blood", and firefighters who arrived at the scene had asked to cut off his shirt. But Bridger refused, saying "My mum likes me in this shirt".

He was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he received 90 stitches to his face during a nearly two-hour surgery.

Bridger - who trains in jiu-jitsu - was told by a doctor that he was the "bravest patient" they ever had, his family said in an Instagram post.

"The only time he cried was when he got the IV," the family said. Bridger was described by his family as an "absolute joy" and "full of love".

They added that when the attack happened "it was no surprise that he stepped up to the plate in a major way".

The six-year-old's heroic actions have caught the attention a number of film stars, and he even received a video message from Evans.

In the heartwarming video shared by Bridger's family, Evans tells the young boy: "Hey Bridger, Captain America here. How you doing buddy?

"So I read your story, I saw what you did. Now I'm sure you've heard a lot of this over the last couple of days but let me be the next one to tell you - pal, you're a hero.

"Your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you."

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Source: https://news.sky.com/story/pal-youre-a-hero-boy-6-who-saved-sister-from-dog-attack-gets-message-from-captain-america-12029520

Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by TakeThem: 9:19pm On Jul 16, 2020
smiley
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Nobody: 9:20pm On Jul 16, 2020
That's a brave boy.

The rate at which they keep dogs in the US is shocking and children are usually the victims when those dogs go gaga. The other day I read a news of how a dog ate its owner's twins. The woman has tried to conceive for 9 years before having the twin babies... 9 years and 9 months of waiting gone like that because of bingo. embarassed
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Amethyst101(m): 9:25pm On Jul 16, 2020
“To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for
something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to
live a little.” “Being terrified but going ahead and doing
what must be done—that's courage. The one who feels
no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a
coward.”

Simply Incredible!
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by HomerTimpson: 9:25pm On Jul 16, 2020
The last dog bender?
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by light099(m): 9:27pm On Jul 16, 2020
The mind of a child is a fertile, virgin land where anything planted can grow bountifully.
In a kid's world, there's nothing like fiction or boundaries, everything is real. As long as his/her eyes can see it, then it means it's real and achievable.
Just another case of taking things too far. He took the movies he watches too far, but fortunately he still got it all right.

While many adults are busy dragging and shouting FTC, this kid has already achieved the image of a hero.
Some adults are still living their childhood dreams, while some kids are already achieving their future dreams.
Just like wise men say, this life no balance at all.

By the way, it seems animals are starting to develop the entitlement mentality.
In a society where animals are treated more important than humans, it won't be out of place if once in a while, the animals display their self-importance.
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Vyzz: 9:42pm On Jul 16, 2020
I swearu Gad....



If it was me I for Don vamoose.... grin


Na my mama I can only fight a death or life fight oooo.. Atleast I am being honest....


Watching spiderman helps
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by yuswrld20(m): 11:44pm On Jul 16, 2020
nigerian kids go japa
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Nbote(m): 3:06am On Jul 17, 2020
Dis is bravery...
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by uboma(m): 5:00am On Jul 17, 2020
His family said that when asked why he had saved his sister, he replied: "If someone had to die, I thought it should be me."


This part got me crying.

At the age of 6 years old, he already has the protective instincts for his younger sister.

He is a hero!
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Nobody: 6:47am On Jul 17, 2020
yuswrld20:
nigerian kids go japa

Because you were a coward as a kid doesn't mean we were all cowards growing up.

I feel really outraged at this statement of yours because I know several Nigerian kids who have braved death just to save a life.

I don't want to tell my own stories or that of many others that I know here but know for a fact that there are many kids who are a million times braver than adults in Nigeria.

Respect those kids, man.
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Nobody: 6:49am On Jul 17, 2020
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by meobizy(f): 6:59pm On Jul 17, 2020
If someone had a camera we'll discover those kids poked the sleeping animal with sticks, causing it to attack. The white man keeps posting these sort of stories to make men keep it at the back of their minds that they should defend females. Nature gave me bigger muscles than my female counterpart: so I can easily outrun her in such a scenario.
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by yuswrld20(m): 12:06am On Jul 18, 2020
mansakhalifa:


Because you were a coward as a kid doesn't mean we were all cowards growing up.

I feel really outraged at this statement of yours because I know several Nigerian kids who have braved death just to save a life.

I don't want to tell my own stories or that of many others that I know here but know for a fact that there are many kids who are a million times braver than adults in Nigeria.

Respect those kids, man.



how many % in kids population.
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Nobody: 6:15am On Jul 18, 2020
yuswrld20:

how many % in kids population.

Let's not start doing percentages this fine morning. But don't dare those kids you see running up and down the streets.

Many of them are little devils. Trust me on that.
Re: Boy, 6, Bitten Several Times After He Shielded His Sister From Dog Attack (Pics) by Lazycyndy(f): 11:48am On Jul 18, 2020
meobizy:
If someone had a camera we'll discover those kids poked the sleeping animal with sticks, causing it to attack. The white man keeps posting these sort of stories to make men keep it at the back of their minds that they should defend females. Nature gave me bigger muscles than my female counterpart: so I can easily outrun her in such a scenario.

This one is trying to turn this beautiful thread into a brainless gender war.

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