Bridger Walker, a young boy who saved his sister from brutal dog attacks, and then had 90 stitches for the same.
Bridger’s aunt, Nicole, shared the exchange on Instagram, where Holland told Bridger: “I mean, you’re such a brave little kid. What you’ve done is not easy, mate. You should be proud of yourself.”
Tom Holland invited Bridger Walker, the six-year-old boy who saved his sister to the set of “Spider-Man 3”. Bridger’s aunt, Nicole Walker, shared a video of Bridger talking to Holland via FaceTime on Instagram. “I’ve heard about your story, and I want to tell you. You’re so brave, and we’re all so proud of you,” Holland is seen telling.
“Your little sister is so lucky to have a person like you. I mean, you’re such a brave little kid. What you’ve done is not easy, mate. You should be proud of yourself.” Holland asked Bridger who his favourite Avenger was, but the Starstruck fan was too shy to answer – his family confirmed that it was indeed Spider-Man, whose costume was worn by Bridger in the video.”
“We’re going to shoot ‘Spider-Man 3’, and if you ever want to come on set and hang out and take a closer look at the ‘Spider-Man’ suit and hang out with us, you’re always welcome,” Holland said. “You will always be my guest.” Bridger was far too starstruck to answer, but his grateful family thanked Holland for his kind invitation.”
Nicole Walker wrote on her Instagram account of Bridger’s heroic act on July 9: “My nephew is a hero who rescued his little sister from an aggressive dog. He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister.” Bridger needed 90 stitches.
Holland’s fellow Avengers star Chris Evans also sent a video message to Bridger on Thursday, promising to send him the official Captain America shield.
Evans was seen telling Bridger: “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 so proud of you.”
Other Avengers stars, including Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Brie Larson, also reached out to Bridger. Ruffalo wrote: “The real courage is to know what to do and to do it even when it hurts you somehow. You are more human than many, many I have seen or known. With admiration … Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk/Professor).”