Guwahati: A 6-year-old named Bridger Walker from Wyoming from the United States became a household name after his bravery saved his little sister from a dog attack; the little boy ended up getting over 90 stitches on his face.
Walker is learned to have jumped before the German shepherd to shield his 4-year-old sister. However, the poor boy was brutally attacked by the dog.
He was been dubbed as a 'hero' for risking his own life. Reportedly, after the incident, he told his parents, "If someone had to die, I thought it should be me."
For his heroic act, he has been titled as a "honorary world champion" by the World Boxing Council.
Now, the 6-year old brave boy is in the news again after his aunt posted a picture of him and his sister celebrating Rakshabandhan.
His aunt said, "In the Hindi language, raksha means "to protect," and bandhan means "bond." During this holiday, a sister ties a thread around her brother's wrist as a symbol of their love and as a testament that the brother will protect his sister. I read that this action is also meant to protect the brother from bad influences. I love this sentiment of brothers and sisters caring for one another and find it very appropriate that we would get to celebrate Raksha Bandhan today."
Notably, Bridger's bravery story has resonated with people across the world and has traveled to places like Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, Iran, South Africa, Japan, and India -- just to name a handful.