James Shaw Jr. meets with survivors of Parkland shooting

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Last month González, one of the most vocal of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, gave a shout out to Shaw in response to Kanye West's tweet declaring the teen his hero.

A Parkland school shooting survivor who gave an emotional speech at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington is celebrating "finally being shrapnel free".

The group met up in Florida, after which Shaw tweeted, "Meeting the young adults of the Parkland incident so much fire and inspiration in their eyes was a great joy".

- Emma González (@Emma4Change) April 29, 2018 Shaw returned the hero remark to Gonzalez, captioning a photo "I met one of my heros today".

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Shaw has been hailed as a hero for tackling and disarming a man as he shot up a Waffle House restaurant outside Nashville, Tennessee.

Shaw, who has a 4-year-old daughter, has raised over $240,000 for the victims of the Waffle House shooting.

More than 6,300 people have donated to the campaign, raising more than 15 times Shaw's original goal of $15,000.

Parkland student and activist David Hogg, 17, tweeted, "Wow just, wow", about the breakfast with Shaw.

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The shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School took place on February 14 of this year, and left 17 dead and wounded over a dozen more.

"Thank you great meeting you all, let's keep inspiring and bringing ppl together".

Shaw has eschewed accolades for his actions, but used his national profile to raise money for the funerals of those killed and to help people recovering from their wounds.

Four people were killed after a gunman stormed into the Waffle House early that morning, firing an assault-style rifle.

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