They're all big fans: Waffle House hero meets Parkland student activists

Parkland shooting survivors meet with Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr

Parkland shooting survivors meet with Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr

Last month González, one of the most vocal of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, gave a shout out to Shaw in response to Kanye West's tweet declaring the teen his hero.

The man who stopped the Waffle House shooter met with Parkland survivors on Saturday.

After an armed ex-student took 17 lives in the Florida school massacre, the Parkland shooting survivors came out stronger, ready to change the world and they just met the young man who faced the same disgusting scenario as them but emerged a hero, James Shaw Jr.

He wrote on Twitter that meeting the Parkland survivors was "a great joy" and said he was moved by the "fire and inspiration" in their eyes.

Shaw became a household name just weeks ago when he risked his own safety to wrestle alleged Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking to the ground after he killed four people.


Shaw has been hailed as a hero for tackling and disarming a man as he shot up a Waffle House restaurant outside Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw also started a fundraiser to raise money for the victims and their families. According to ABC, the father of two met with several of the students including outspoken activists David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez.

The student activist met with James Shaw Jr. He tweeted shortly afterwards, "Wow just, wow @JamesShawJr9 lots of work ahead but the young people will win".

"Thank you great meeting you all, let's keep inspiring and bringing ppl together", Shaw responded.

Fuentes was a survivor of the attack that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The devices were used in an October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people.

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