United States: Six Year Old Who Saved Sister From Dog Attack Celebrates Raksha Bandhan
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Remember that six-year-old from the United States who saved his little sister from a dog attack. Yes, we are talking about braveheart Bridger Walker who got 90 stitches on his face as he saved his Lil sister from dogs. The youngster was even praised by Hollywood superstars such as Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr.
The brother-sister duo is once again melting hearts. They celebrated Raksha Bandhan and pictures of the two are viral on the internet.
Bridger Walker‘s aunt Nikki Walker took to Instagram and shared pictures of how Bridger Walker and his sister celebrated Rakshabandhan this year. She wrote, “Bridger’s story has resonated with people across the world and has travelled to places like Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, Iran, South Africa, Japan, and India—just to name a handful. Our new connections to these places have allowed us to cross boundaries, unifying us in the love that a brother can have for his sister.”
She explains further how the family recently learned about Raksha Bandhan and what the festival symbolizes.
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Bridger’s 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. Our new connections to these places have allowed us to cross boundaries, unifying us in the love that a brother can have for his sister. I know that my brother @robertwalker307 already made a similar post, but I would like to reiterate his thoughts: I recently learned about Raksha Bandhan. It’s a festival being celebrated today in India, Nepal, and regions of Pakistan. In the Hindi language, raksha means “to protect,” and bandhan means “bond.” During this festival, 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. We invite all others who have a desire to do so to celebrate their sibling relationships today in a similar manner. Happy Raksha Bandhan! Thank you to everyone who taught me about this special day. @bridgerwalker307.family #BridgerStrong #BrotherLikeBridger To read Bridger’s story in other languages, visit www.bridgerstrong.org. We’re continually working to get his story translated into even more languages than those which have already been posted.
Bridger’s father dad Robert Walker, also shared a post about the festival.
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Little sister recently received an amazing gift from a kind stranger. It is a bracelet that says “My Brother, My Hero.” Whenever someone new comes over, she runs to show them, and says, “I’m never taking it off!” This story has reminded me of many messages I have recently received from some amazing people living in India. They have explained: Raksha Bandhan is a festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. This year Raksha Bandhan falls on August 3. The word Raksha means protection, whilst Bandhan is the verb to tie. Traditionally, during the festival sisters tie a rakhi, a bracelet made of interwoven red and gold threads, around their brothers' wrists to celebrate their relationship. Our family loves this sentiment and believe brotherly/sisterly love is definitely worth celebrating! #mybrothermyhero
The heartwarming post and pictures shared by Walkers have garnered much love from netizens.