Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Others Praise 'Hero' Six-Year-Old Who Saved His Sister From Dog Attack | 22 Words

Life isn't always a walk in the park.

Sometimes, we find ourselves in difficult situations and there's no way of helping that. But, according to Clint Emerson, a retired Navy Seal and an expert in all things "survival," you never know what you may need to do in order to escape danger, so it is important to be prepared even inside your own home.

This one 6-year-old decided to jump into action after he and his sister were being attacked. And now Chris Evans and a bunch of other celebrities have spoken out about his story.

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Dog attacks are on the rise.

Though fatal attacks are more of a rare occurrence, the number of people being bitten is not. Over 4.5 million Americans are injured by dogs every year and over thirteen thousand of them end up hospitalized.

This is why Clint Emerson says we should be prepared at all times.

Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL. Who better to get survival advice from than a man that has overcome plenty of these kinds of situations? In order to avoid further casualties in situations involving dogs, Emerson has taken it upon himself to highlight some important rules when dealing with a canine attack.

1. Guard yourself.

The first and probably most important rule. This is going to make or break the rest of the altercation. If you have to defend yourself from an animal with sharp teeth, you must be able to protect the vital parts of your body, because once the teeth sink in there, they'll rip your flesh right off.

Emerson urges you to find something to distract the dog.

Use your jacket, a purse, or anything else that the dog can go after as opposed to you. Keep the dog distracted for as long as you can so you can have time to come up with a plan or run away.

"Take your shirt off," Emerson says, "put it around your arm".

This will help to protect the vital arteries near your wrist. If the dog manages to pierce that area, you will lose too much blood and won't have the power to fend the animal off. This is why this rule is the most important. If you don't have anything like that on you, give the dog your forearm rather than your hand or the inside of your arm, as it will only be able to bite into flesh there.

2. Punch the animal in the nose and the muzzle.

The reason for this is that it serves as a direct, open target. It is the front and center of the animal so it will be easy to aim for. This will maim the dog, giving you some extra time.

You can also go for other areas of the body.

Emerson gives other options too. If you can't directly go for the dog's muzzle, you can go for the eyes or other sensitive areas of the body like its legs.

But the reality of this is that they are small targets.

You're more likely to miss in those areas or they can be too hard to get to, which might give the animal an upper hand. So you're better off going for bigger targets, like the face, if you can.

Emerson emphasizes that a dog attack is an extremely stressful situation.

This means that your "gross motor skills" (abilities that involve large muscles in the arms and legs) are probably going to be the only thing in action, so you must use them to your advantage.

3. Kick the dog near the ribcage.

If all else is failing, this will be the technique that saves your life. Kicking the attacker will create some separation between the two of you and, because that area is also very sensitive, you'll probably hurt it enough to leave you alone.

4. Fight with a vengeance.

The last rule is pretty simple. If you're going to go into battle against something as vicious as an aggressive dog, make sure you fight with a vengeance. It will be difficult because you won't want to hurt the animal, but your life will be at risk and you must protect yourself. Emerson sums it up pretty accurately: you must "try and make the dog understand that you are the alpha".

And one 6-year-old decided to implement as much of this as he could.

Bridger is a child who decided to jump into action after his sister fell victim to a dog attack.

The little boy's story was shared by his auntie on social media.

She wrote this: "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."

Then she mentioned what he had said after the attack.

"He later said, 'If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.' He got home from the hospital last night. I know it’s a long shot, but I’m reaching out to the Avengers and other heroes so that they can learn about this latest addition to their ranks. Please, check your DM’s for my sweet nephew’s story."

And after tagging a bunch of celebrities, it was time to see if they would respond...

And being the incredible people that they are, a lot of them did reply including Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Anne Hathaway.

How's that for an all-star line-up?

Anne Hathaway seemed very proud to tell Bridger's story writing: "I’m not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one. I can only hope I’m half as brave in my life as you are in yours, Bridger. Wishing you an easeful recovery, and many cool looking rocks."

She then tagged her friend Mark Ruffalo who responded in the best way...

After catching wind of Hathaway's post, he decided to write a personal comment to Bridger.

He said this:

"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. 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 man than many, many I have seen or known. With Admiration… Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk/Professor)."

And just to make things even better, a whole bunch of other celebs jumped in to commend the 6-year-old.

Imagine receiving a personal message from Octavia Spencer? That's what dreams are made of.

Even Robbie Amell left a lovely comment.

He described Bridger as a "real hero." Aw!

And the main event, Chris Evans dedicated a personal video to the little boy.

Here it is!