Fans can’t get enough of actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead character in the blockbuster film Black Panther, and for good reason. Boseman displayed a level of grace we don’t always see coming out of Hollywood when he accepted an MTV Movie award. Instead of accepting it for himself, he called up real-life hero James Shaw to take the award.
People recognized Shaw as the man who singlehandedly disarmed a shooter with an AR-15 style rifle during a shooting in a Nashville, Tennessee, Waffle House last April.
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
— MTV (@MTV) June 19, 2018
Boseman’s moving tribute to Shaw was met with praise:
— MTV Look Different (@LookDifferent) June 19, 2018
@chadwickboseman just won “Best Hero' at #MTVAwards but then called up James Shaw Jr. and presented Shaw the award and told him it's staying at his home. Shaw is the hero who disarmed gunman at TN Waffle House. Very cool moment!
— Cody Alcorn (@CodyAlcorn) June 19, 2018
so much respect to chadwick boseman for giving his award to james shaw jr and recognizing his heroism #MTVAwards
— emi (@emileajane) June 19, 2018
— Letti (@Letti4U) June 19, 2018
THIS IS WHY I LOVE CHADWICK BOSEMAN!
— #BLACKGIRLSYOUTUBETOO (@JuicyLorr) June 19, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments