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Chadwick Boseman Won Best Hero At The MTV Movie Awards And Gave His Trophy To James Shaw Jr.


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We're all familiar with Chadwick Boseman, right? Cool.

You know, he plays T'Challa...the Black Panther himself.
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You know, he plays T'Challa...the Black Panther himself.

Anyway, Boseman was at the MTV Movie & TV Awards repping Black Panther, which was nominated for SEVEN awards.

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Early in the show, he won the Best Hero award for his role in the film, and thanked the fans for making it such a phenomenon.

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Then he shared his thoughts on honoring our real-life heroes.


Which is when he surprised James Shaw Jr., the young man who tackled and disarmed a gunman during a fatal shooting at a Waffle House near Nashville, TN back in April.


"You saved lives, get up here!" Boseman said, waving Shaw onto the stage before handing him the Best Hero award.


And, naturally, I wasn't the only one VERY emotional about this exchange.

Wow! That was dope of @chadwickboseman to give @JamesShawJr9 the #MTVAwards for his bravery at the Waffle House. Well deserved man! Well deserved!

Like, it restored everyone's faith in humanity for a few minutes, TBH.

@MTV @chadwickboseman One of the best things I have seen in a very long time. 💙

Anyway, you can watch the full clip below (just have some tissues handy):

The #MTVAwards Best Hero @chadwickboseman shares his award with a real life hero 🏆

Oh yeah, and of course, WAKANDA FOREVER.

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