Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled

 

 


James Shaw Jr. and the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. survived hellish nightmare scenarios that we wouldn't wish on anyone. But they all emerged from those separate incidences of gun violence stronger, and fired up to change the world.The pro-gun control movement now has its very own celebrities.

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I met one of my heros today @Emma4Change https://t.co/EQZYERiRGE
I LOVE U SM this was the Most Legendary Breakfast ive ever had in my life https://t.co/4nhzLK8tao
Wow just, wow @JamesShawJr9 lots of work ahead but the young people will win 🧡🧡🧡 #YPWW https://t.co/ir5bLSsyT5
There are few heroes out there with the strength and determination of @JamesShawJr9, who has shown the world nothin… https://t.co/BpYb6EwVa8
Not only did we meet him, we won him a teddy bear out of a claw machine. It took @Emma4Change TWELVE tries but, for… https://t.co/Zs1EQgBKz3
.@JamesShawJr9 great catching up with you during breakfast. https://t.co/hYoidlN37o
@JamesShawJr9 @Emma4Change @davidhogg111 @ForParkland @LiveAboveCO @audiomack So nice meeting you 💓💓💓
We met a hero today - James Shaw Jr. #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/Wh7MXrkq7H
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It's truly heart-warming to see this group of people, who have individually been through so much, smiling together. But the best back-and-forth of the day goes to the one between Shaw and Parkland's Emma Gonzalez. You might remember a few weeks back when Kanye West tweeted that Gonzalez was his hero, and the young student responded with a nod to Shaw as her hero.

It's was a delicious bit of shade. And now, their Saturday face-to-face serves as a perfect epilogue.

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Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez
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Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, sits for a portrait after calling for more gun control at a rally three days after the shooting at her school, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. A former student, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire at the high school leaving 17 people dead and 15 injured on February 14. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez wipes away tears during a CNN town hall meeting, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Florida, U.S. February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Laughlin/Pool
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Emma Gonzalez hugs her father Jose Gonzalez as they join other people after a school shooting that killed 17 to protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse on February 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Earlier this week former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a AR-15 rifle at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killing 17 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gathers with people at North Community Park in Parkland, Fla. for a protest on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Gonzalez is one of many survivors of a mass shooting that took place at the school on Feb. 14, that left 17 people dead. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez reacts during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. A student survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, in a poignant address to an anti-gun rally in Florida. 'To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!' said Emma Gonzalez, assailing Trump over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby -- and prompting the crowd to chant in turn: 'Shame on you!' / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez is hugged by a friend following her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. A former student, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire at the high school leaving 17 people dead and 15 injured on February 14. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez comforts a classmate during a CNN town hall meeting, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Florida, U.S. February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Laughlin/Pool
Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the media after calling for more gun control at a rally three days after the shooting at her school, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. Seventeen perished and more than a dozen were wounded in the hail of bullets at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,Florida the latest mass shooting to devastate a small US community and renew calls for gun control. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez is hugged by a friend following her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. A former student, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire at the high school leaving 17 people dead and 15 injured on February 14. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Emma Gonzalez (L), a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and others walk to campus on February 25, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Today, students and parents were allowed on campus for the first time since the shooting that killed 17 people on February 14. Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for the 17 murders. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. A former student, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire at the high school leaving 17 people dead and 15 injured on February 14. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gathers with people at North Community Park in Parkland, Fla. for a protest on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Gonzalez is one of many survivors of a mass shooting that took place at the school on Feb. 14, that left 17 people dead. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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