Mali Migrant 'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French Citizenship After Heroic Child Rescue

President Macron thanks Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to save boy dangling from 4th-floor balcony. As an undocumented migrant in France, Mamoudou Gassama knew it was best to keep his head down, to not draw attention to himself. But when he spotted a young child dangling from the balcony of a fourth-floor Paris flat he felt he had to act. 

Gassama was invited to meet French president Emmanuel Macron and was promised documents allowing him to stay, and a fast-track process to gain French nationality. He was also offered a job with the Paris sapeurs pompiers, the city’s fire and emergency service. He was also awarded a medal for an act of “bravery and devotion”


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