Monday, May 28, 2018

Follow-up: "France grants honorary citizenship to hero ‘spiderman’ migrant who scaled Paris building to save four-year old"

Following up on "Enfant sauvé à Paris: "J'ai réussi à attraper le balcon, et Dieu merci, je l'ai sauvé ", témoigne le héros".
From The Telegraph:
Malian migrant hailed a national hero for scaling a building to save a four-year old dangling from a fourth-floor balcony in Paris is to be granted French nationality and given a job as a fireman.
A video of Mamoudou Gassama's spectacular rescue went viral on social media and has been viewed millions of times.

With a crowd below cheering him on from the street, the migrant  pulled himself from balcony to balcony at risk of life and limb, and managed to grab the four-year-old as a neighbour unsuccessfully tried to reach the boy from the nearest flat.

President Emmanuel Macron invited Mr Gassama to the Elysee Palace on Monday morning to personally thank him. During their filmed conversation, Mr Gassama said that he was trembling like a leaf after his courageous act....MUCH MORE, including additional video 
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