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."
@MCU_Direct @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr This kid deserves all of the support he’s getting. I was thinking about the… https://t.co/LahgwQfibS— The MCU True Believer (@The MCU True Believer) 1595006752.0
@MCU_Direct @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr Bruh. This dude gonna show up as Iron Man to this kid's birthday party. Inc… https://t.co/duwz3B5L1i— Brandonie (@Brandonie) 1595095479.0
@MCU_Direct @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr My heart is full 🥺♥️ https://t.co/Vb3xdVVeoH— jessica (@jessica) 1595001957.0
@MCU_Direct @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr The whole cast owns my heart. :') https://t.co/BOR4JXxwBj— Keleé (@Keleé) 1594999935.0
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."
the whole world (including Captain America himself) to Bridger Walker... https://t.co/kNNBs4gLZt— Capt. John Tuttle (@Capt. John Tuttle) 1594907664.0
"If Someone has to die, It should be me"-Bridger Walker(6 years old) Courage has no age.. Saved his sister from a… https://t.co/wGj9rQgtPn— Prabh (@Prabh) 1594897667.0
I'm sure you guys heard the story about #bridgerwalker saving his sister from a dog attack, big bro watching out fo… https://t.co/6CE0WDgw8X— NaUghtY cHorA 😎 (@NaUghtY cHorA 😎) 1595340741.0
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.
Bridger Walker, the 6 year old boy who saved his sister from a dog attack, was called and invited by Tom Holland to… https://t.co/2u0PUr65h5— HeroTech (@HeroTech) 1595214058.0
🎥 Chris Hemsworth publicou em seu Instagram story um recado para Bridger Walker, um garoto de 6 anos que levou 90 p… https://t.co/bMxzXUR2qf— Chris Hemsworth Brasil | #LicenciamentoFica (@Chris Hemsworth Brasil | #LicenciamentoFica) 1594868861.0
"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."
@MCU_Direct @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr This is how you use your celebrity! Well do e, both of you. Bridget is an… https://t.co/IC8DO0nbrB— Jennifer Payton (@Jennifer Payton) 1595081099.0
@MCU_Direct @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr This little brave boy is a real life hero. And Chris and Robert are excedin… https://t.co/shXM5evZNa— María Laura Pacheco (@María Laura Pacheco) 1595016279.0
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.