The Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman shared his hero award with a real life hero, James Shaw, who happens to be from Tennessee at the 2018 MTV Movie Awards on Monday night.
Boseman said that he wanted James Shaw, Jr to take this award home with him. Boseman won the award for 'Best Hero" for his role in 'Black Panther."
Boseman said, “I just want to acknowledge somebody that is here today,” Boseman said. “James Shaw Jr., where are you? Stand?”
Shaw was in attendance at the event and in the audience. Shaw is also the man who wrestled away a rifle from the shooter at the Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. Shaw also set up a GoFundMe for the victims of that tragic shooting.
Boseman said that Shaw was the real hero and twitted it. See his tweet below.
🍿🍿🍿 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