(CNN NEWSOURCE) – Actor Chris Evans is paying tribute to a young boy who was seriously injured while saving his little sister from a dog attack.
Evans sent a video message to 6-year-old Bridger Walker, heaping well-deserved praise on the boy.
The Captain America star said he may play a super hero in movies, but Walker is a real life hero.
The actor posted the video message on an Instagram page started by Walker’s aunt.
This is a video of Bridger watching the special message.
Evans is also sending the boy an authentic Captain America shield.
Stars including Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman also reached out to the family.
When Walker’s dad asked why he got between the dog and his sister, the boy said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”