Grab some tissues, y'all.
Nashville's hero James Shaw Jr. -- who bravely disarmed the shooter that terrorized a local Waffle House -- just appeared on The Ellen Show, and got to meet his own hero, Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade.
"I know you don't want to be called a hero, but I look at you as an American hero," the NBA player told Shaw. "When I sit down with my kids and I sit down and talk to them about role models and who I want them to look up to, I tell them to go look up James Shaw Jr."
Check it out below!
Thank you @TheEllenShow for honoring James Shaw Jr. His heroic actions should be recognized— Stephanie. (@qsteph) May 2, 2018
Thank you @DwyaneWade for being such a beautiful soul inside and out. It was awesome what you did for James Shaw Jr, matching Ellen contribution. I know he appreciated it very much. He truly is a hero. Keep doing what you're doing DWade.— Nana_48 (@msleen1970) May 2, 2018
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