Boy Who Saved Sister From Dog Attack Challenges Everyone To Do Something Kind In September

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Remember Bridger Walker? The brave 6-year-old who saved his little sister from a dog attack and had to get 90 stitches? His courage was lauded by Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathaway, and Chris Evans gifted him a ‘Captain America’ shield for his bravery. On Rakshabandhan day, his sister tied him a rakhi and celebrated their strong sibling bond.

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Have y’all noticed that I have no idea what I’m doing yet? #UmmmIAccidentallyWentViral? When I first posted for Bridger, I expected maybe 500 likes at most and maybe a couple dozen reshares. But here we are. So much love from all walks of life (including a few celebs)! And we just got off a call with a friendly neighborhood idol. (Pic is of Bridger’s reaction right after the call.) Bridger is over the moon! Can’t wait to show him what’s next: a message from some guy who doesn’t like bullies. Gotta wait for the stardust to clear from his eyes first, though. Mission accomplished, everyone! We can’t thank you enough. #BridgerStrong EDIT: I feel like I should also mention that Bridger has also loved all of the other videos and messages I’ve shown him from all of you. We might not be able to get to everyone right away, but your messages are no less appreciated.

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Now, the thoughtful young man has come up with #TheBridgerChallenge. His aunt Nikki Walker shared a video where Bridger can be seen communicating through placards as he is shy on camera. He says,

“Many of you have said, ‘the world needs more people like Bridger’. Well, guess what? The world is already full of heroes of all kinds. I want to find these heroes and hear their stories. So, I challenge you, on the first weekend of September, to do something heroic for someone else.”

He adds that these kind acts could be writing a letter to someone who is lonely, donating blood, helping your sibling clean their room, smiling at strangers, buying groceries for a single parent, volunteering at a charity, paying for someone’s medicines or forgiving someone who hurt your feelings.

He signs off saying, “So many people, even The Avengers, assembled for me. Now, let’s assemble for each other.”

The world could really use some kindness right now. Thank you, Bridger, for being a real superhero.

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