Chris Pratt Praises Real-Life Hero Bridger Walker

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Chris Pratt message to Bridger Walker

Credit: @prattprattpratt / @nicolenoelwalker

Ever since the story broke about a young boy saving his little sister, Marvel heroes have been reaching out in their own way to praise and show support to this real-life hero.

Six-year-old Bridger Walker saved his little sister from a dog attack by putting himself between her and the animal. He has survived and has been praised for his heroism.

The latest Marvel hero to do so is Chris Pratt, otherwise known as Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy
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“I might be the last guy in the world to have seen your story, but everybody on the planet, everyone is talking about you, young man,” Pratt says in the video he shared to his Instagram. “I just wanted to take the time to reach out and tell you how proud I am of you for what you did. For the extraordinary bravery, the courage you showed in the face of fear protecting your little sister. That’s so inspiring.”

You can watch the full video here which he captions with the following:

“If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the story of young Bridger Walker be sure to look him up. Check the link in my bio. This young man exemplifies courage, having done the unthinkable in the face of fear to protect someone he loves. What an inspiring story. I felt compelled to make this video. Hopefully, it will put a smile on his face. His Auntie Nicole reached out to me and I figured the very least I could do was acknowledge him for a moment. I think we could all benefit from asking ourselves when was the last time we did something courageous. And who do we look up to? Who in our lives puts their life on the line in the name of safety? They are the true heroes.”

Pratt’s shout out follows three other Marvel stars’ messages to Bridger. Chris Evans sent Walker the Captain America shield upon hearing the story, Tom Holland invited Walker to the set of the upcoming Spider-Man movie, and Chris Hemsworth also sent the kid a shout out.

Pratt is expected to reprise his role as Starlord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, as well as his role as Owen in Jurassic World: Dominion. 

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