Mamoudou Gassama is a 22-year old guy from Mali, Africa. Around six months ago, he came to France to follow his dreams and start a new life. However, this African immigrant did something so brave and courageous, that he is being hailed as a hero by everyone alike in France and rest of the World.
He was casually walking down the road in Paris when he saw a commotion on side of the road. There was a 4-year-old little boy, dangling from the balcony on the fourth floor of the building. As the panicky spectators looked in terror, Mamoudou Gassama, without any thought to his personal safety, just leapt into action and started scaling the facade of building to save the little boy. He climbed the building with such ease, that he got himself the nickname of a superhero. He is being now referred to as “Spiderman of Paris”. It just took him less than 30 seconds to climb the four storeys.
In an interview, Mamoudou Gassama said “I saw all these people shouting, and cars sounding their horns. I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child. I did not think of the floors, I did not think of the risk. I did it because it’s a child. I really like children. I felt afraid when I saved the child. When we went into the living room, I started to shake, I could hardly stand up, I had to sit down”.
His heroic effort was captured on a video and has been going viral, viewed millions of times on various social network platforms. His selfless act of bravery made him a hero in France, instantly. He has been receiving applause for his valiant efforts ever since. Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, tweeted “Congratulations to Mamoudou Gassama for his brave act that helped save a child’s life last night. I had the pleasure to talk with him today by phone, to thank him warmly.” Hidalgo further stated that “Mamoudou explained to me that he arrived from Mali a few months ago while dreaming of building his life here. I replied that his heroic gesture is an example for all citizens and that the City of Paris will obviously be keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France.”
President of France, Emmanuel Macron personally met Mamoudou Gassama and he retold the whole story of saving the boy, to the President again. For his heroic effort, President Macron has offered Mamoudou, citizenship of France. He has also been offered a job as foreman by the Fire Department of Paris. People from around the world are applauding his fearless act as well. His countrymen in Mali are also really proud of him.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the parents of the four-year-old child were not present at home. The baby’s father was arrested and questioned for negligence. He is due to appear in court sometime soon.
Watch the incredible video to see Mamoudou Gassama’s heroic effort.
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