Man Scales Building In Paris To Save Child Dangling From Balcony [VIDEO]
A 'real-life Spiderman' is being called a hero after this daring feat.
Viewers of the video that has now gone viral held their breath as Mamoudou Gassama scaled a building to save a young boy who was hanging from a balcony.
Gassama was at a local hangout to watch a soccer match when he heard a ruckus nearby. People were honking and screaming in the streets and upon investigation, Gassama saw the boy dangling and jumped right into action—scaling four floors of an apartment building in less than a minute!
The child had slight injuries, which is a miracle considering the tragedy that he could have easily faced. Not only was the 22-year-old West African migrant praised, but he got an invite to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.
When he saw the young child dangling from a balcony, Gassama climbed up four floors of the apartment building and rescued the boy in less than one minute. When emergency services arrived at the scene, he had already pulled the child to safety
The child was slightly injured, according to French authorities.
The 22-year-old Malian was invited to the Elysee presidential palace Monday morning where he met French President Emmanuel Macron. He also spoke with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, explaining that he wished to stay in France after arriving from Mali just a few months before.
I replied that his heroic gesture was 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
His heroic efforts got a hasty response as French authorities announced he would be made a French citizen and has been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade.