‘Black Panther’ actor shares award with man who disarmed Waffle House shooter

Published: Jun. 19, 2018 at 1:16 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2018 at 4:56 AM CDT
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(WMC) - A Marvel superhero paid tribute to a real-life hero at the 2018 MTV Movie Awards on Monday night.

While accepting the "Best Hero" award for his role in "Black Panther," actor Chadwick Boseman said he wanted to share the stage with another hero.

"I just want to acknowledge somebody that is here today," Boseman said. "James Shaw Jr., where are you? Stand?"

Shaw, who was in the audience, is the man who wrestled away a rifle from the shooter at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, earlier this year. He also set up a GoFundMe for victims of the shooting.

Boseman said he wanted Shaw to take the "Golden Popcorn Award" home with him.

Afterward, Boseman tweeted that Shaw is "a true hero that walks among us."

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