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6-Year-Old Boy Puts Himself in Harm’s Way to Save Sister From Vicious Dog Attack

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A 6-year-old boy named Bridger Walker put himself in danger to protect his sister from a vicious dog attack.

The incident happened on July 9 when a dog ran to attack a little girl.

Bridger, the girl’s brother, jumped in front of the dog, which attacked him instead.

Bridger was injured so badly by the bites that he was brought to the hospital where he received 90 stitches on his face.

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⚠️WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES⚠️ PLEASE SHARE THIS AMAZING CASE OF BROTHERLY LOVE: On July ninth, 6-year-old Bridger ran to save his sister, standing between her and a charging dog and 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.” Bridger received 90 stitches but is now home and recovering. He’s a true hero and fantastic older brother and he wants to let some “real superheroes” know what happened since he’s a hero now too so please share this case of amazing bravery with your followers, tag people who need to see it & also tag and send to Bridger’s heroes: @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @vindiesel @chrisevans @thehughjackman @vancityreynolds @markruffalo @jessicalba @halleberry @rubyrose as his aunt @nicolenoelwalker explained “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. And instead of any GoFundme, Bridger’s family has asked that anyone wishing to help out financially can, instead, donate to @mission_22 or @wwp as everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us!” We need more heroes like Bridger & his family who prioritize helping each other + raising money for charity, please share this incredible story! #bridgerstrong #bravery #familyfirst❤️ #karmagawa

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Despite being bitten, the young hero somehow was able to lead his younger sister away by taking her hand and helping her hide from the dog.

“If someone had to die, I thought it should be me,” Bridger later said, according to a post by his aunt.

Bridger was treated by a plastic surgeon and is now resting at home.

In a later post, the aunt stated the family feels no resentment towards the dog owners … and in fact, the incident has only brought both of the parties closer together.

At Karmagawa, we’re so proud of little Bridger’s display of extreme brotherly love and we think he’s a true superhero that deserves to be recognized.

The family says Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, the Russo brothers and Robbie Amell are among many who have reached out to them to praise the brave and mighty Bridger.

And instead of any GoFundMe, Bridger’s family has asked that anyone wishing to help out financially can donate to Mission 22 or Wounded Warrior Project … and you know we’re all about supporting great charities.

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What do you think about little Bridger’s selfless act of bravery? Leave a comment below.

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