An then a hero comes along…
22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama is being hailed as the “Spider-Man of Paris” after he sprung into action and climbed four stories up the side of a building to save a 4-year-old child dangling from the balcony!
Video of the heroic moment is making its rounds on social media and it’s truly amazing and nerve-wrecking at the same time.
Following the rescue, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, called Gassama the “Spider-Man of the 18th” on social media and thanked him for his “act of bravery.”
“He explained to me that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here,” she added, according to CNN. “I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France.”
On Monday, Gassama met with French President Emmanuel Macron, who informed the 22-year-old that he would soon be granted French citizenship and receive a job with the Paris fire brigade, according to CNN.
Describing what led him to save the child, Gassama told Macron that he “didn’t think about it,” the outlet reported.
“I climbed up and God helped me,” he added.
God bless Mamoudou!