June 18 (UPI) -- Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman honored Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Shaw Jr. entered into the national spotlight in April when he disarmed gunman Travis Reinking at a Waffle House in Nashville after he had killed four people.
Shaw Jr. was credited with saving several lives after he was able to throw the assault rifle Reinking used over the counter. Shaw Jr. then pushed Reinking out of the resturant where he fled and was later caught by police.
Boseman honored Shaw Jr. after he had won the award for Best Hero for his title role in Black Panther. As Shaw Jr. came onstage, Boseman handed him his MTV award statue.
"Recieving an award for playing a superhero is amazing but its even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life," Boseman said.