Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Waffle House Hero Joins Up with Parkland Student Heroes

Waffle House Hero Joins Up with Parkland Student Heroes

González then sent out a tweet reading, "My hero James Shaw Jr".

Shaw was in South Florida for the memorable encounter.

Like the Parkland survivors, Shaw turned to activism after the Waffle House shooting and is now on a mission to raise awareness for mental health issues. That advocacy took him to Parkland, Florida, on Saturday for a meeting with several students who have become prominent advocates for gun control themselves.

Fuentes is among the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who have made a point of reaching out to other young shooting survivors as they campaign for gun controls.

Fuentes was a survivor of the attack that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, was charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the attack.

Two weeks ago, Kanye West tweeted a photo of González and captioned it, "My hero Emma Gonzalez". "Thank you great meeting you all, let's keep inspiring and bringing ppl together".

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David Hogg tweeted his own selfie with Shaw, saying 'Wow just, wow @JamesShawJr9 lots of work ahead but the young people will win'.

Shaw successfully disarmed an active shooter in a Tennessee waffle house after the shooter killed four and injured four others in April.

Gonzalez called it "the most legendary breakfast I've ever had in my life".

Gonzalez now has 1.4 million followers on Twitter, while Hogg has over 783,000.

Live Above, a Nashville based company is selling the "live" shirt with 100 percent of proceeds going to the James Shaw Jr.

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