Our hearts swelled when we first learned about Bridger, the six-year-old boy who saved his sister’s life. Marvel superheroes are celebrating this real life superhero in the most heartwarming way.
Earlier this week, Bridger and his story went viral after he put himself between a charging dog and his younger sister. He sustained bites on his face and the back of his head, and received over 90 stitches. All over Twitter and Instagram, his heroism was celebrated. Marvel actors have taken to social media and are showering this little boy with the most amazing gifts.
After seeing this original Instagram post, these Marvel superheros stepped up. Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, vowed to send Bridger an authentic shield. Tom Holland, who plays Spiderman, FaceTimed the young hero and invited him to the set of Spiderman 3. The smile on this little boys face with each new surprise, will melt anyone’s heart. While Robert Downey Jr. also known as Iron Man, was vague about his gift, he says it will top Chris Evan’s shield. I’m excited to learn what can top that. Each star who spoke to Bridger mentioned how lucky his sister is to have him and that he is a bigger hero than any of them.
This is what Hollywood is all about. When a celebrity uses their platform to increase positive energy and make the world a better place, it makes me happy. They are helping to ease the pain this little boy is experiencing and that is quite frankly, the least they can do. I love that they are recognizing that little people look up to them and they should promote the idea that good deeds should be celebrated. This little boy deserves all the positivity and I am so happy he is getting all this recognition.
Other Marvel superheros who reached out include Mark Ruffalo, otherwise known as The Hulk, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, also praised Bridger on Twitter with a video.