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The Waffle Hero, James Shaw Jr., saved the day when he wrestled a AR-15 out of the hands of the semi-naked Waffle House shooter, who killed 4 people and injured another 4 in a Tennessee Waffle House. Shaw, 29, has been getting nothing but praise from social media and news outlets, and now even celebs!
The GoFundMe page was started by journalist Yashar Ali, who felt inspired by Shaw’s story and more inspired to start a college fund for Shaw’s daughter or have the money used to take the Shaw family on a nice vacation.
A few Hollywood celebs like Jon Cryer of “Two & a Half Men”, Kristin Davis of “Sex in the City”, and Busy Philips from “White Chicks,” have donated to the cause, bringing the amount raised to $50,000 so far!
Davis tweeted, “I just donated and it feels good! Good to help someone who stood up and did the right thing, thank you James Shaw Jr! And I love everyone who is donating too!”
Waffle House has offered assistance to Shaw during this time, as well as offered to pay the funeral expenses for all four victims, and medical expense of the 4 injured.
The shooter was caught by Nashville police after a 35 hour manhunt.
"I kind of made up my mind… that if it was gonna come down to it, he was gonna have to work to kill me": Hero customer James Shaw Jr. describes the moment he disarmed a gunman who killed 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville https://t.co/uXRm31g4La pic.twitter.com/UJUL3C2Uhv
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2018
All 4 victims of today’s heinous Waffle House attack were young people of color with their whole lives ahead of them.
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) April 22, 2018
Written by Clarke Jones