We’re all familiar with Chadwick Boseman, right? Cool. The Superhero from Black Panther has the people of Wakanda at heart even in reality.
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Anyway, Boseman was at the MTV Movie & TV Awards repping Black Panther, which was nominated for SEVEN awards.
Early in the show, he won the Best Hero award for his role in the film and thanked the fans for making it such a phenomenon.
Boseman, who starred as T’Challa in “Black Panther,” also won the award for best performance in a movie. Michael B. Jordan, who played the villain, Erik Killmonger, won the best villain.
It was the first taste of awards glory for the film, the ninth highest-grossing of all time, taking home four honours in total.
Then he shared his thoughts on honouring our real-life heroes.
Which is when he surprised James Shaw Jr., the young man who tackled and disarmed a gunman during a fatal shooting at a Waffle House. Boseman quickly gave his award to James Shaw Jr., stating that he deserves to be honoured for being a real superhero.
The actor said while it was an honour to be recognized for playing a superhero in the Marvel blockbuster, it was more important to “acknowledge the heroes we have in real life.”
“This is going to live at your house,” Boseman told Shaw, giving him the show’s golden popcorn statue.
And, naturally, we weren’t the only people who were VERY emotional about this exchange.
— Nequita S Hunter (@NeQuitaHunter) June 19, 2018
One of the best things I have seen in a very long time. 💙
— Aliciar89 (@Aliciar891) June 19, 2018
Oh yeah, and of course, WAKANDA FOREVER
Congrats Boseman and James Shaw Jr!!