I'm aware he doesn't refer to himself as a hero, but that doesn't make him any less of a HERO, so I don't think we're all going to stop any time soon!
Not only is he recognized as a hero to I'M SURE the many lives he saved inside the Antioch, TN Waffle House over the weekend..but he is getting recognized for his bravery all across the nation and even in Hollywood!
A journalist by the name of Yashar Ali launched a GoFundMe for James Shaw Jr. with a goal of $50k. Ali, claims he was SO inspired by Shaw's story that he wanted to give back, raise money for him, something to maybe pay for his daughter's college fund, or even go on a nice family vacation, ANYTHING he wants. He deserves it!
"Part of the reason I decided to start this is James, after putting his life on the line, started a @gofundme for the victims. He really represents the best of America and I think we should help him too," he tweeted yesterday.
So far, more than 2,000 people have donated to our local/national hero. With donations passing the original goal of $50k so quickly, the goal has been changed and raised to $75k!
If you would like to donate to James Shaw, CLICK HERE.
Shaw also created a GoFundMe of his own to help the victims which has already raised over $100k!
If you would like to donate to the victims and their families, CLICK HERE.