After a gunman opened fire inside a Tennessee Waffle House, killing four people and injuring four others in the process, customer James Shaw Jr. was heralded as a hero after he tackled and disarmed the shooter. The incident landed him in the hospital with minor injuries, and now some of the biggest names in Hollywood are helping him out, according to TMZ.
Jon Cryer, Kristin Davis, and Busy Philips are just a few of the stars coming together to donate money to a GoFundMe set up for Shaw by journalist Yashar Ali, who was deeply inspired by his heroism and wanted to raise the money for Shaw to use to fund his daughter's education, a vacation, or anything else he might need extra cash for.
"James Shaw Jr. put his life on the line when he took on the gunman who killed four people at a Nashville area Waffle House," Ali wrote. "Since that horrific shooting, he has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the victims and shown a level of humility that has inspired many of us."
So far, nearly $81,000 have been raised for the cause. "I just donated and it feels good! Good to help someone who stood up and did the right thing," tweeted Davis. "Thank you James Shaw Jr!"
Other stars like Ike Barinholtz and Natasha Ziff have also contributed to the fundraiser. TMZ also reports Waffle House execs have built a personal relationship with Shaw, and have offered assistance as well. Additionally, they've offered to pay for the funerals of the four people killed in this tragedy, and will also pay the medical expenses of those injured. Another GoFundMe campaign was started for one of the four people who lost their lives in the shooting, Akilah DaSilva, and has exceeded its initial $10,000 goal.