Chadwick Boseman gifts MTV Award to man who stopped gunman

  • 19/06/2018
Moments after receiving the MTV Movie Award for Best Hero, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman gave it away to James Shaw Jr.
Moments after receiving the MTV Movie Award for Best Hero, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman gave it away to James Shaw Jr. Photo credit: Getty

Moments after receiving the MTV Movie Award for Best Hero, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman gave it away.

He gifted the award to James Shaw Jr, the real-life hero who stopped a gunman at a Texas Waffle House and saved lives.

Shaw Jr was at the awards show as a guest, but had no idea about Boseman's plan.

"Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes we have in real life," Boseman said as he pulled Shaw Jr on stage.

"I just want to acknowledge a real hero."

He then handed over the golden popcorn statue.

"This is going to live at your house - God bless you," Boseman said.

More than just his act of bravery, Shaw Jr also started a GoFundMe page for the families of the victims of the shooting, raising almost US$250,000 (NZ$360,000).

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