Waffle House Hero, James Shaw Jr., Has Raised Over $227,000 For Other Shooting Victims
Can James Shaw Jr. be any more incredible?
Just hours after he stopped a deadly shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee, he set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for other victims of the shooting.
Four people lost their lives and others are in the hospital.
The New York Times was able to shadow Shaw as he visited with some of those victims and their families.
Here he is with his daughter, Brooklyn, at a vigil for the shooting victims.
My favorite line from the video on Tennessean.com?
“I just tried to count all the hairs on her eyelashes because I almost didn’t see her again.”
Show me a parent who doesn’t understand that.
On the GoFundMe page, Shaw writes, “My name is James Shaw Jr. I am creating this page to help the families of the victims from the Shooting that took place at Waffle House in Antioch, TN. Please take the time to donate as all of the proceeds will be given to the families. Thank you again for your generosity and blessings!”
Meanwhile, a reporter has started a GoFundMe account for James hoping it perhaps becomes a college fund for his daughter. That fund is up to more than $218,000.