Bridger Walker, a brave 6-year-old boy who shielded his sister from an attacking dog, has been named "honorary world champion" by the World Boxing Council. Walker got 90 stitches on his cheek after being bitten in the face while protecting his little sister from a dog.
The World Boxing Council said, "We are honored to name 6-year-old, Bridger Walker, WBC Honorary Champion".
Walker also received praises from a list of prominent celebrities for his courageous act.
We are honored to name 6-year-old, Bridger Walker, WBC Honorary Champion, for his brave actions that represent the best values of humanity. Bridger, you're a hero pic.twitter.com/L2FqL0K4vw- World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) July 15, 2020
Several members of the Marvel cast, including Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) among others, reached out to 6-year-old Bridger Walker and lauded his heroic act.
Hemsworth described him as an "absolute inspiration" and said "your courage is beyond belief and we are all so impressed by you".