I always wished I had a protective older brother (with good looking friends) when I was a kid. Alas I am from a family of all girls. But I've got a son, who's a protective older brother to his two younger sisters and this story got me right in the heart instantly.
6-year-old Bridger jumped in front of a charging dog to save his little sister's life.
On July 9th, my six 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. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home.
Bridger's aunt posted on Instagram in the hopes to rally some of Bridger's favorite heroes to send some words of encouragement while he recovers.
We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans
Those are some of our favorite heroes too Bridger! We've definitely added you to our list of heroes! Everyone needs a brother like you.
This sweet boy has been showered with love from across the globe. Continued prayers for a speedy recovery!
You can read updates and the full story from Bridger's parents here:
Bridger's Rock Collection
Bridger loves rocks and has been receiving special rocks in the mail!