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VIDEO: Mali migrant made French citizen, given medal, offered a job after saving child in Spiderman-style

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Mali migrant, Mamoudou Gassama, arrived France last year, after taking the dangerous journey to Europe via a boat over the Mediterranean to Italy.
However, his story changed this week, when he risked his life to rescue a child dangling from the fourth-floor balcony of a building in Paris.

Bystanders cheered as he leaped from floor to floor, and the video went viral. He is now known as the Mali Spider-man of Paris. 

In recognition of his bravery, Gassama was invited by President Emmanuel Macron to the Elysee Palace, where he was told he would be made a French citizen. 

Macron thanked Gassama, gave him a medal of courage and said he would also be offered a role in the fire service.
Gassama said he was walking on the streets Saturday evening when he saw a crowd gathered in front of the building where the boy dangled.
“I just didn’t have time to think, I ran across the road to go and save him,” he told President Macron.

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He has since won widespread praise after saving the four-year-old boy.


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