After wrestling a gun away from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House in April, James Shaw, Jr. has rightfully been hailed a hero. The selfless savior, who’s since raised hundred of thousands of dollars for victims of the tragic shooting which took the lives of four young people of color, met with fellow mass shooting survivors. Shaw Jr. recently sat down with survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School shooting. According to ABC, the father of two met with several of the students including outspoken activists David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez. 

Since the Waffle House shooting, Shaw has been an advocate for gun control reform. His advocacy led him to Parkland, Florida, for what Gonzalez describes as "the most legendary breakfast” of her life. 

Only weeks earlier, Gonzalez took to Twitter calling Shaw her hero after Kanye West called Gonzalez his hero during a Twitter spree where he spewed a series of strange and out of pocket tweets in addition to his drag-worthy remarks about slavery.

Shaw returned the hero remark to Gonzalez, captioning a photo "I met one of my heros today."  

Both the Parkland survivors and Shaw have been doing amazing work in the push toward reforming gun control laws. In addition, Shaw has raised over $240,000 for the families of the victims.   

In her op-ed piece published to Teen Vogue, Gonzalez eloquently explained the goals of the fight for gun control reform.

"People who have been fighting for this for too long, others who were never comfortable enough to openly talk about their experiences with gun violence, or still others who were never listened to when opening up about their experiences with gun violence or were afraid to speak out — these are the people we are fighting with and for."