May 3, 2018

Dwyane Wade surprises Waffle House hero James Shaw on ‘Ellen’

Nina Mandell, USA TODAY Sports Published 10:08 a.m. ET May 2, 2018

James Shaw Jr., the hero who stopped a shooter at a Waffle House last month, visited ‘Ellen’ in a show that aired Monday and was surprised with a visit from his favorite NBA: Dwyane Wade.

“He just dropped everything,” Ellen DeGeneres told Shaw. “We told him that you loved him and he was your favorite so he just flew out for you.”

“I’m glad I could be here,” Wade added. “… I look at you, I know you don’t want to be called a hero, but I look at you as an American hero … I would say obviously how brave you are, but for me, when I sit down with my kids and I sit down with them and talk about role models and who I want them to look up to, I tell them to look up to you.”