You may have seen this story floating around but for those of you who haven't, some background:
Source - When a six-year-old boy saw his little sister being attacked by a dog he didn’t hesitate to jump in and protect her. Bridger from Cheyenne, Wyoming in the US has been dubbed a hero after he selflessly stepped in to stop a dog charging toward his sister.
“On July 9, my 6-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,” Bridger’s aunty, Nikki Walker, wrote on Instagram. “He later said, ‘If someone had to die, I thought it should be me’,” Ms Walker explained on Monday.
The littler hero is now at home resting and his aunty wrote Bridger was already trying to smile.
The family have been inundated with requests to send donations to the brave boy but Ms Walker said her nephew has only one request.
“Bridger is 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,” she wrote sharing an address for people to send their discoveries.
After going viral for his bravery, Ms Walker has also asked for the help from the cast from The Avengers.
“We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks,” she said tagging the cast of superheroes from the movies including Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jnr, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans.
I'd like to say I'm as tough as Bridger, but I know that's not the case. The photos of the attack are horrific and can be found all over twitter. This one shows the extent of the damage done to the little guy's face...
Terrible. Luckily, Captain America was there with some words of encouragement…
I can only imagine what a thrill this was for Bridger. In the words of Chris Evans, "get this man a sheild!"