One would like to think that if the moment of truth came and we were forced to step in and give aid to someone in a time of danger that we would do it.
Of course, there are people that would just freeze up and not be able to do anything.
You never really know who is going to be the one that steps up and becomes the hero.
Bravery comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. Even a 6-year-old can be a hero, putting their own life on the line to save another.
Bridger is a 6-year-old boy who loves his little sister so much that he was willing to risk everything to keep her safe. His story has started circulating after his aunt Nikki Walker shared it on Instagram and asked people to pass it along.
“On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog,” Walker shared. “After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe.”
“He later said, ‘If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.’ After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home.”
Walker shared photos of the two kids, showing their bond as well as the severity of the bite little Bridger received as a result of letting the dog attack him instead of his sister.
The owners of the dog have been cooperative and are actually friends with the family. Walker wanted readers to know there’s no resentment between the two parties.
Though the stitches look pretty gnarly, Walker wrote that Bridger is doing much better after being fixed up.
“He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact,” she elaborated.
“He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him.”
Part of the reason Nikki Walker wanted Bridger’s story to go viral is so that his personal heroes might see and reach out to him.