A Malian immigrant dubbed Spiderman for scaling four storeys to save a child dangling from a balcony in Paris will be made a French citizen after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron this morning.
Mamoudou Gassama, 22, was hailed a hero for single-handedly hauling the four-year-old to safety after scaling the facade of an apartment block in the capital’s 18th arrondissement.
The dramatic rescue, which saw Gassama clamber from balcony to balcony and reaching the child in less than 30 seconds, was captured on video and widely shared on social media. He has since been compared to the Marvel superhero Spiderman.
Gassama, who said he arrived in France a few months ago ‘dreaming of building his life’ in the country, was pictured meeting French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace this morning.
Macron said the migrant will be made a French citizen and will also be offered a place in the fire brigade.Malian ‘Spiderman’ who scaled four storeys to save a child dangling from a balcony meets President Macron and is awarded French citizenship and a job in the fire brigade Child seen outside apartment on Rue Marx-Dormoy while ‘father was shopping’ Neighbour tried to reach child from adjacent balcony in 18th arrondissement Mamoudou Gassama, 22, then scaled the block in 30 seconds to rescue boy He has now met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace Gassama to be made a French citizen and will be handed a job in the fire brigade