After this past Sunday, James Shaw Jr. never had to do another valiant thing in his life to be considered a legendary hero.
He then “grabbed the gun’s barrel, pulled it away and threw it over the Waffle House counter,” the Tennesseanreported.
Four people died in the attack — which a man named Travis Reinking is accused of perpetrating — but Shaw is credited with saving many more lives, all while taking a gunshot wound and burns from grabbing the hot barrel of the gun.
That’s enough in one lifetime to be considered a hero. But James Shaw Jr. didn’t stop there. Thanks to a GoFundMe campaign, he’s raised over $80,000 for the families of those affected by Sunday’s shootings.