Hero Bridger Walker spends time with Tom Holland on the set of “Spider-Man”

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Cheyenne boy Bridger Walker had the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this year when he visited the set of Marvel’s latest film, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

Over the weekend, Bridger’s father Robert Walker posted a series of photos and short videos to Instagram detailing the boy’s visit to set to meet stars Tom Holland, who plays the main character and his Quirk. ego Peter Parker, and Zendaya, who plays MJ.

“When we first got on set I was a little worried that once the ‘curtain was drawn’ the magic of the movies would be lost on the kids,” Robert Walker wrote on Instagram. “The opposite was true! Tom, Zendaya… and the whole cast / crew made our kids feel like stars. They don’t just play the role of friendly neighborhood heroes – that’s what they really are.

Holland promised Bridger the chance to visit the “Spider-Man” set last year after gaining notoriety for saving his little sister from an attacking dog.

Bridger, who was 6 at the time, stood between his little sister and a charging dog last July. He was bitten “several times” in the face and head, but managed to grab his sister’s hand and run away with her to protect her.

Robert Walker said the look on his children’s faces was priceless when they arrived on set and saw Holland in his full Spider-Man costume, “high above the set on a light pole.”

“It was moving to see him give up [sic] to the kids as if he was the one supposed to be turned on – not the other way around, ”he wrote.

Robert Walker said Holland and Zendaya were both gracious and kind to children, and pointed out that Zendaya complimented her teenage daughter on her fingernails.

“I don’t know if she will ever know how much this simple act means to me – to see my sweet daughter light up with self-confidence and joy,” he said.

The family were escorted to the set during the day by Harry Holland, Tom Holland’s younger brother, and Robert Walker praised the two young men for their humility.

“Although there are so many reasons [‘No Way Home’] will go down as one of the best of all time – I personally think it’s because the cast and crew are good, kind and passionate people, ”said Robert Walker. “People who heard about a little boy’s injury, who wanted to fix it. People who were ready to stop a very busy day of filming to make my little boy smile, and give him a chance to “swing the web” with his hero. “

During the day on set, Holland did a swing with the boy and taught him to pose as Spider-Man.

The film was released last week and has grossed over $ 240 million to date.

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