An undocumented immigrant from Mali has been hailed as the “Spiderman of Paris” after he scaled three storeys of a building to rescue a child hanging from a balcony.
Shortly after his heroism, Mamoudou Gassama, 22, was granted French citizenship and a job as a fireman when he met with the French President Emmanuel Macron at Élysée Palace.
President Macron also gave Gassama a medal for an act of “bravery and devotion”, signed by the police prefect and declaring the French Republic’s gratitude.
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