Chadwick Boseman gave his MTV Award for Best Hero to Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman may have won Best Hero at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, but he chose to share it with a real-life superhero: James Shaw Jr., the 29-year-old who fought off a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House earlier this year.

“Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing,” Boseman told the audience. “But it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life. So I just want to acknowledge somebody


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