Brave boy, 6, suffers horrific injuries after saving little sister from dog attack
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 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.
Attached to the shocking story were heartbreaking images of Bridger looking bruised and battered with “90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon”.
The littler hero is now at home resting and his aunty wrote Bridger was already trying to smile.
“His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact.
“He can’t smile too widely yet but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him,” Ms Walker updated the post.
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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.
Ms Walker also updated concerned people with information on the dog involved in the attack.
“The dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family.
“We feel no resentment toward them at all, and—if anything—there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident,” she wrote.
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.
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