Long ago seem the days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and their constant Twitter interactions, as 2020 continues to slog on without an end in sight.
But last week, after a six-year-old boy was hailed by Chris Evans as a hero for saving his little sister for a dog attack, the Avengers began to assemble yet again--even if only to outdo each other.
Bridger Walker, the boy in question who sustained a serious injury to the right side of his face saving his little sister from the dog attack, received another surprise from the Avengers when Robert Downey Jr. sent him a video message:
"Bridger, you're a rock star," Downey Jr. said.
"My name's Robert Downey Jr. I played Tony, which makes me an old friend of Cap's. I hear he sent a shield your way. I'm gonna do one better, you call me on your next birthday. I got something special for you. By the way, that's a promise. A promise beats a shield."
Bridger, who is from Cheyenne, Wyoming, had to go through a two-hour surgery and get 90 stitches.
When asked why he put himself in harm's way for his little sister, he simply said "If someone had to die, I thought it should be me."
In addition to messages from Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., the family has also received messages from Tom Holland, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, and several other MCU actors.
"Chris Hemsworth posted a message on his Instagram story for Bridger Walker, a 6-year-old boy who got 90 stitches on his face after saving his sister from a dog attack, and who is a fan of the Avengers."
Bridger's story is a nice reminder that we have heroes of every age, creed, and type roaming around the world, even in the darkest of times.