James Shaw Jr., The Waffle House Hero, Continues To Inspire With Selflessness
Back in April of this year, James Shaw Jr. leapt to the defense of his fellow diners at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, after a man started shooting a gun inside the restaurant. James saved an unknowable number of lives when he intervened, and has been rightfully praised as a hero ever since.
"It was definitely a life-changing moment," the young man says.
What you may not know, though, is that James' heroism didn't end when the incident did. In the weeks since the shooting, the brave Tennessee man has re-directed the flow of attention and money sent his way towards those who died at the restaurant and their families. He has raised more than $170,000, which will go towards supporting those families who lost loved ones.
"I am going to try to use this moment that I am in as a platform," James has said—and it's clear that he's following through on that!
We couldn't agree more with what a Nashville police chief, Steve Anderson, had to say about James' actions: "A hero is someone that knows the danger that they're facing, and yet takes that action."