CHEYENNE, Wyo. (WNCN) — A 6-year-old Wyoming boy is being hailed as a “little hero” after he survived multiple dog bites while trying to save his younger sister.
In an Instagram post, the boy’s aunt said 6-year-old Bridger Walker may have saved his sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog.
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Calling Bridger “our little hero,” his aunt, known as Nikki Walker (@nicolenoelwalker) on Instagram, said he was bitten several times on the face and head.
(Courtesy: Nikki Walker)
“We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks,” his aunt said in the post.
Nikki Walker said after he was bitten, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran for safety.
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He later told his aunt, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me,” according to the Instagram post.
Bridger reportedly received more than 90 stitches.
His aunt gave this update on Instagram:
I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. 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. I’d also like to mention here that 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.
A number of American celebrities has been hailing the 6-year-old boy after he bravely fought off a dog to protect his kid sister and ended up sustaining injuries that needed stitching.
According to reports, the boy placed himself between his sister and a dog that was trying to attack her. He got bitten on the face multiple times but he made sure his sister wasn’t harmed and he managed to get her home safely.
He was quoted as saying: “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.”
His photo and story has been reshared by multiple American celebrities as they praise him for his action.
Bridger’s family ask anyone wondering about a GoFundMe account to instead donate to the Wounded Warrior Project or Mission 22.
Bridger is also a huge fan of science and geology, in particular, and anyone interested in sending him interesting rocks can do so here:
P.O. Box 22141
Cheyenne, WY 82003