The heroic six-year-old boy who received 90 stitches in his face after he threw himself in front of an attacking dog to protect his younger sister received a personal message from "Captain America" Chris Evans.
"I read your story. I saw what you did. I'm sure you've heard this a bunch of times over the last couple of days," Evans told the boy. "But let me be the first one to tell you, ‘Pal, you're a hero.' What you did was so brave and so selfless, your sister is so luck to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you."
During the attack, the dog bit and scratched young Bridger Walker several times before he was able to pull his sister, and himself, to safety.
"If someone had to die, I thought it should be me," the boy told rescuers after the incident.
Evans also promised to send the little boy a one-of-a-kind present for his heroic deed.
"I'm gonna track down your address and I'm gonna send you an authentic Captain America shield, because pal, you deserve it. Keep being the man you are, we need people like you. Hang in there, I know recovery might be tough. But, based on what I've seen, I don't think there's much that could slow you down. Bye, buddy," Evans concluded with a salute.