Perhaps the word “hero” isn’t strong enough for James Shaw Jr.
Hours after Shaw grabbed a rifle from Travid Reinking, the man who police say killed four people at a Tennessee Waffle House, Shaw started a fundraiser for families of the victims.
As of Friday afternoon, the total donated was over $175,000 on the GoFundMe account.
The original goal was just $15,000.
Shaw was inside the restaurant when the gunman entered. When there was a lull in the shooting, shaw ambushed the gunman, who left the scene and was eventually captured.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe account for Shaw has been created, and get this — $182,000 has been donated for him.
The person who started the campaign is Yashar Ali of New York.
“I normally don’t get involved directly in these matters, but James’ grace has inspired me to start this page to give him the support I feel he deserves,” said Ali.