THE dog that attacked little Bridger Walker is at the canine's home with its owners.
Bridger’s family says they hold no resentment towards the owners or the dog, It is unclear what breed it was that attacked the little boy.
Here is more about Bridger and how he’s doing.
What happened to Bridger Walker?
Bridger Walker, 6, from Wyoming was with his 4-year-old sister when they spotted a dog charging in their direction.
The young boy stood in front of his sister and protected her from being viciously attacked.
His aunt Nicole Noel Walker said that Bridger was willing to die to protect his sister.
"If someone had to die, I thought it should be me,'" said Bridger.
After the attack, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to safety, according to Newsweek.
Bridger sustained injuries to the face and head and received 90 stitches at the hospital.
What happened to the dog that attacked Bridger Walker?
It is unclear how the dog owners stopped the dog as he was attacking Bridger.
His breed is not known.
Remarkably, his aunt says the family is not angry at the dog or its owners.
"I'd also like to mention here that the dog's owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family," read her Instagram post.
"We feel no resentment towards them at all, and if anything there's only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident."
What celebrities reached out to Bridger after the brutal attack?
Chris Evans, who played Captain America, sent him a video congratulating him for being so selfless and a “hero," promising to send him a Captain America shield for his bravery.
“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. Your parents must be so proud of you," Evans said in a message to Bridger.
The cute video was shared by his aunt who first reached out to the Avengers team.
Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, also commented on one of the earlier posts about Bridger.
"Dear Bridger, I just read about what happened to you and I wanted to reach out to say this… People who put the well beings
of others in front of themselves are the most heroic and thoughtful people I know.
“I truly respect and admire your courage and your heart," he wrote.
"Real courage isn't dominating people or fighting against people or walking around like a tough guy.
“Real courage is knowing what is right to do and doing it even when it might end up hurting you somehow.
"You are more of a man than many, many I have seen or known. With Admiration…Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk/Professor)."
Octavia Spencer commented on the same post, writing, "I'm not an avenger but I know and appreciate them as I appreciate your little hero. Angel hugs for you."
Robbie Amell wrote, "A real hero. Get better soon Bridger" with multiple thumbs-up emojis.
Mike The Situation Sorrentino commented, "You can measure height but you can't measure heart #hero."
What other recognitions has Bridger received?
The World Boxing Council has awarded Bridger with an “honorary champion” status.
The organization tweeted out: "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," the post read.
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