It’s not always easy being a celebrity. No matter what they do, they’re often criticised for it and sometimes they just can’t win. So, at Uspire we’ve decided to shine a light on some of our fave VIPs and remind you that many of them are down-to-earth and real, just like us.
In our next offering of our #PositivePeeps series, we want to give a massive shout out to the one and only Captain America himself – Hollywood star Chris Evans.
However, this week we’ve got not one, but two, positive people who deserve all the praise… Chris and six-year-old Bridger Walker.
Bridger found himself enjoying a phone call with Chris, 39, this week after the story about him and his younger sister touched hearts all over the world.
Bridger, from Wyoming, was horrifically attacked by a dog as he and his four-year-old sister played in a friends’s garden together. As the canine came charging towards them, Bridger stood in front of his sibling and took the brunt of the attack.
His aunt Nicole Noel Walker said that Bridger was willing to die in order to protect his sister and said: “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”
The youngster was bit several times by the dog on his face and required 90 stitches as a result of his injuries. However, he’s now at home resting up and getting plenty of praise from the rich and famous.
But one man who was keen to meet Bridger via video link was Chris, who is best known for playing the role of Marvel’s Captain America.
In an adorable video posted on Instagram by Bridger’s auntie, he can be seen wearing his own Captain America costume as he spoke to Chris – with his sister sat next to him.
“Pal, you’re a hero, what you did was so brave, so selfless – your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother,” Chris told him. “Your parents must be so proud of you. Keep being the man you are, we need people like you.”
The US actor went on to promise Bridger that he would be sending him his very own authentic Captain America shield, while ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis – who coordinated the video – said it was “one of the most fulfilling things, ever”.