The unforgettable moment when Chadwick Boseman gave his MTV award to a real-life hero.

Chadwick Boseman won Best Hero at the MTV Movie and TV Awards for his performance in "Black Panther," but he gave it to somebody he thought was more deserving.

"Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life," Boseman said before asking a man in the audience named James Shaw Jr. to stand up.

Shaw is the real-life hero who fought off a gunman inside an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House on April 22. Four people died during the shooting, but Shaw's quick thinking and unimaginable bravery saved the lives of others as he wrestled a rifle away from the gunman.


Boseman called Shaw up to the stage, telling him, "This is gonna live at your house," while handing him the Best Hero award he was just given. The crowd cheered, giving Shaw a standing ovation.

James Shaw Jr. is a reminder that you don't have to rule Wakanda to make a difference in this world.

Shaw didn't have super powers or some sort of specialized training before he took on the Waffle House shooter. He was just a 29-year-old father of a 4-year-old girl, an AT&T employee and electrician. He was an ordinary man who did something extraordinary. After that night, he became a hero.

"I remember I was like, 'Dang, I’m basically in a barrel. There is no place for me to go,'" Shaw told The Tennessean. "I distinctively remember thinking that he is going to have to work for this kill. I had a chance to stop him and thankfully I stopped him."

There's no way to know how any of us would react if we were to find ourselves in Shaw's position that April night, and hopefully we'll never have to. The capacity to be a hero, to change a life or change the world, exists in all of us. Ask yourself: "How am I going to unleash my inner hero, my inner James Shaw Jr. today?"

James Shaw, Jr. does the "Wakanda Forever" salute alongside Olivia Munn and Zazie Beetz during the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV.

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The world officially loves Michelle Obama.

The former first lady has overtaken the number one spot in a poll of the world's most admired women. Conducted by online research firm YouGov, the study uses international polling tools to survey people in countries around the world about who they most admire.

In the men's category, Bill Gates took the top spot, followed by Barack Obama and Jackie Chan.

In the women's category, Michelle Obama came first, followed by Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. Obama pushed Jolie out of the number one spot she claimed last year.

Unsurprising, really, because what's not to love about Michelle Obama? She is smart, kind, funny, accomplished, a great dancer, a devoted wife and mother, and an all-around, genuinely good person.

She has remained dignified and strong in the face of rabid masses of so-called Americans who spent eight years and beyond insisting that she's a man disguised as a woman. She's endured non-stop racist memes and terrifying threats to her family. She has received far more than her fair share of cruelty, and always takes the high road. She's the one who coined, "When they go low, we go high," after all.

She came from humble beginnings and remains down to earth despite becoming a familiar face around the world. She's not much older than me, but I still want to be like Michelle Obama when I grow up.

Her memoir, Becoming, may end up being the best-selling memoir of all time, having already sold 10 million copies—a clear sign that people can't get enough Michelle, because there's no such thing as too much Michelle.

Don't like Michelle Obama? Don't care. Those of us who love her will fly our MO flags high and without apology, paying no mind to folks with cold, dead hearts who don't know a gem of a human being when they see one. There is nothing any hater can say or do to make us admire this undeniably admirable woman any less.

When it seems like the world has lost its mind—which is how it feels most days these days—I'm just going to keep coming back to this study as evidence that hope for humanity is not lost.

Here. Enjoy some real-life Michelle on Jimmy Kimmel. (GAH. WHY IS SHE SO CUTE AND AWESOME. I can't even handle it.)

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