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James Shaw Jr continues to be an inspiration. "You have the fire inside" was part of his response when Ellen asked how he felt about being called a "hero." His full response was, "I don't have a problem with it," he said. "It's just if you're in that same situation, I want you to know that a regular guy did it, and I want you to emulate that same thing, and know you have that fire inside yourself."
I met James Shaw Jr., who disarmed a shooter at a Waffle House last week. I can’t find the words to describe how amazing he is. https://t.co/rRkvpJxmtP— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 2, 2018
Ellen always has something up her sleeve. She arranged some big surprised for James Shaw Jr. ahead of his appearance. His favorite basketball player, Dwyane Wade, dropped everything to be there. And, in addition, James was presented with the full check from GoFundMe, totaling $225,000.