Chris Evans Gives His Captain America Shield to Heroic Little Boy

Chris Evans has sent a message to 6-year-old Bridger Walker, who saved his sister from an attacking dog earlier this month, promising to send him an authentic Captain America shield.

A Real-Life Hero

Walker’s aunt shared the story of his heroic act on July 9th writing: 

“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.”

When he was asked why he jumped in between his sister and the dog, he said, “if someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”

Unfortunately, Walker was badly injured requiring a two-hour surgery and 90 stitches to his face.

After hearing about his heroic deed, Chris Evans contacted the boy.

“Captain America here, so I read your story, I saw what you did and I’m sure you heard a lot of this over the last couple days, but let me be the next one to tell you, 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,” Evans said in a video message. 

“I’m going to track down your address and I’m going to send you an authentic Captain America shield because pal, you deserve it.”

Iron Man Joins The Praise 

Downey himself soon followed Evans’ video message with one of his own.

“Bridger, you’re a rock star,” Downey Jr. said in his message.

“My name’s Robert Downey Jr. I played Tony, which makes me an old friend of Cap’s. I hear he sent a shield your way. I’m gonna do one better, you call me on your next birthday. I got something special for you.”

He added: “By the way, that’s a promise. A promise beats a shield.”

Walker has also recently had a call from Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, who invited the young hero to the set of the next Spider-Man movie.

Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers were also the ones who reached out to him.


Related stories:

Comments are closed.