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
Boseman's moving tribute to Shaw was met with praise:
H/T: Twitter Moments