Anne Hathaway introduces boy who saved sister to Avengers as she's 'no superhero', fans say 'you were Catwoman'
Anne Hathaway might be a gallant vigilante in the DC universe, but she seems to know the real superheroes are at Marvel! Leaving fans confused why the Catwoman was calling for the Incredible Hulk's attention, Hathaway recently shared the brave story of a little boy called Bridger who was mauled by a dog while trying to save his little sister. And our resident Catwoman thinks he would make a supreme teammate for the Avengers.
It all started with Instagram user Nikki Walker sharing a series of photos of a young boy and a girl, captioned: "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. 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." Walker tagged all the actors from 'The Avengers' franchise, but it was one of DC stars who rushed to her own Instagram page to praise Bridger's bravery.
"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," Hathaway gushed alongside a collage of the photos posted by Walker and a screenshot of her caption detailing the feat. The 'Princess Diaries' actress herself also tagged the Hulk in her caption, writing "Hey @markruffalo, do you need a teammate??"
While the Avengers are yet to respond to the heartwarming story, Hathaway's fans rushed to the comments section to point out how Bridger's accomplishments have already been noticed by Genovian royalty. "But you are Mia Thermopolis!" exclaimed a fan about Hathaway's character in the 'Princess Diaries' films. "And the Queen of Genovia noticed it!! He is really a hero that can become a knight!" they added. Others were also confused about Hathaway saying she's not a superhero, as one of them pointed out: "Well you are Catwoman 😂"
In a follow-up post, Walker also shared Bridger's progress writing: "Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, 'If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.' After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks."
We don't quite know about the Avengers, but looks like Hathaway could definitely get the young hero on the Justice League.