Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman was honored with the “Best Hero” award last night at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards and proves that he’s also a real-life hero as well.

During the annual award show last night, Black Panther fans were thrilled to see their favorite hero, T’Challa win big but of course, the actor took a different approach in his acceptance speech by honoring a special man that saved many lives.

Take a look at Chadwick Boseman’s acceptance below.

James received a standing ovation from the audience as he took the stage at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and as he left the stage.

Chadwick also took the time to express his appreciation to Black Panther supporters, stating,

“You made this movie special. You made this moment special,” he shared. “When Black Panther came out, we wanted to make sure that we did a movie that everybody could embrace so thank you so much for what you did.”

Congratulations to both Chadwick Boseman and James Shaw Jr., our favorite heroes.

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