A young boy is being hailed a hero for protecting his little sister from a dog attack.
Six-year-old Bridger leapt into action at Cheyenne, Wyoming, when he saw the animal get close he put himself in harm’s way to ensure his sister didn’t get hurt.
The boy’s aunt Nikki Walker has posted an account of the horrifying story and Bridger’s brave actions on Instagram.
She wrote: “My nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog. He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister.”
Nikki added that when Bridger was asked why he did what he did, he replied with: “If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.”
The six-year-old was immediately taken to hospital for treatment and thankfully he’s already been discharged.
A separate post from Nikki said: “After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy.”
A number of American celebrities are also hailing the 6-year-old boy after the post surfaced online.