Black Panther superstar Chadwick Boseman is a true gent.
The actor decided to give his award for playing a superhero to a real life hero. The 40-year-old gave his MTV Movie & TV Award to James Shaw Jr.
Shaw is responsible for stopping a gunman in a deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee in April that killed four people.
‘A Real Life Hero’
🍿🍿🍿 and more 🍿… THANK YOU #MTVAwards! #BlackPanther fans, you’re incredible. During the show, I was honored to meet @JamesShawJr9. He saved countless lives by tackling a gunman who opened fire on people in Antioch, Tennessee in April. He’s a true hero that walks among us. pic.twitter.com/bIF8vOk3v3
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) June 19, 2018
“Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life,” Boseman said.
“So I just want to acknowledge somebody that’s here today. James Shaw Jr. Where are you? Stand. If you don’t know James Shaw Jr., he fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee at a Waffle House. He saved lives. Come on up here.”
Shaw Created A Go Fund Me For The Victims
— MTV (@MTV) June 19, 2018
Shaw humbly took the stage as Boseman handed him the golden popcorn award and said, “This is gonna live at your house.”
Shaw was grazed by a bullet while grappling with the gunman and burned his right hand grabbing the barrel of the weapon.
The brave man also created a GoFundMe page to assist the victims of the shooting.