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It is great so see James Shaw Jr. actually get treated like the hero he is after he single-handedly stopped a gunman from killing more people than the 4 he had already shot in a Waffle House earlier this week.
People have poured out their support for Shaw and have even done something unforgettable for his daughter.
Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr barely made it through one sentence before his eyes welled up with tears.
As he stood holding his four-year-old daughter in his arms, the emotional 29-year-old was cheered for his bravery at a vigil for those gunned down according to The Tennessean.
Many more likely would have died if Mr Shaw hadn't rushed gunman Travis Reinking as he reloaded his AR-15 rifle after shooting dead four people in the Nashville eatery.'I'm just a regular guy, I never thought I'd be up here at the pulpit looking all of you in the eyes,' he said before he needed to pause.
After the crowd lifted his spirits and a man placed a hand on his shoulder, he continued: 'I'm just in a weird spot right now because I got a lot of sadness.
'This is the first time I've seen her since the incident,' he said of his daughter Brooklyn.
'I actually tied to count the hairs on her eyelashes just because I was like, I almost didn't see you anymore.'
Mr Shaw joined more than a hundred mourners in four minutes silences, one for every victim, just a few days after the shooting.They remembered Joe Perez, 20; Akilah Dasilva, 23; Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29; and DeEbony Groves, 21, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, three miles from the scene.
'God, we are hurting right now. We have more questions than answers. Today, we are struggling with the realities of evil,' Pastor John Faison said in prayer.'God, it just does not make sense.' -(Nic White and Caitlyn Hitt, Daily Mail)