James Shaw Jr., Tennessee Waffle House Hero, Meets Parkland Survivors

James Shaw Jr., Tennessee Waffle House Hero, Meets Parkland Survivors

Shaw Jr. recently sat down with survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School shooting.

He met on Saturday with Never Again activists and survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting for what one of the attendees called a "legendary breakfast".

James Shaw Jr., waves to the crowd and legislators inside the Tennessee House chambers as he is honored for disarming a shooter inside a Nashville-area Waffle House at the Tennessee State House Tuesday April 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.

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"I met one of my heros today", Shaw tweeted, below a picture taken with Emma Gonzalez, one of the leaders of the Parkland students' push for gun control reform which led to emotional speeches at the March for Our Lives in Washington in March.

Since the incident at Waffle House, Shaw has joined the fight against gun violence. According to ABC, the father of two met with several of the students including outspoken activists David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez.

Seems, after the breakfast, Shaw Jr. returned the favor.

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The NRA has pushed back against the students, declaring that they have "confused Americans" over constitutionally protected gun rights.

Shaw responded with, "Thank you great meeting you all, let's keep inspiring and bringing ppl together".

Fuentes was a survivor of the attack that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He tweeted shortly afterwards, "Wow just, wow @JamesShawJr9 lots of work ahead but the young people will win". Four people were killed in the shooting, and two others were injured, but police said Shaw's actions likely prevented many others from being shot.

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Four people were killed after a gunman stormed into the Waffle House early that morning, firing an assault-style rifle.

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