6-year-old boy hailed as a hero

A 6-year-old boy hailed as a hero after saving his sister from a vicious dog attack,which left him needing almost 90 stitches.

The story became a viral sensation when his aunt,Nicole Walker,posted a photo to Instagram and tagged a few celebrities.

Bridger Walker, a brave 6-year-old boy from Wyoming, has gained social media recognition after being praised by Anne Hathaway and gets a special message from Captain America(Chris Evans).

“Pal,you’re a hero” Evans told the boy. “What you did was so brave,so selfless,your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother.”

Bridger and his younger sister were at a friend’s house when, according to information shared with “Good Morning America” a dog charged at the little girl.

While defending his sister he was brutally attacked by the dog.Tragically instead of running off,the dog leaped and latched onto Bridger’s cheek.Subsequently underwent a two-hour surgery that required more than 90 stitches,according to his family. Surprisingly,Bridger was a Jiu-Jitsu student.

“May we follow Bridger’s example, approach the world as a child, and bring greater peace to our own homes, communities, states, and countries” the family concluded in their statement.