A young man hailed a hero, has been offered a job and made a French citizen after saving young boys life.

Mamoudou Gassama was hailed a hero for single-handedly hauling the four-year-old to safety after scaling the facade of an apartment block in Paris.

The boy’s father was taken into custody after the harrowing incident and questioned by police, reports Daily Mail.

It has been reported, ‘The father left the flat just as the incident was unfolding. He went shopping and then decided to play Pokemon Go in the street which took a little time before he returned home.’

The prosecutor revealed that the window was left open and there was no safety grille on the balcony to stop a child climbing up and falling over.

The young Malian hero, dubbed ‘Spiderman’, will be made a French citizen after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Gassama, who said he arrived in France a few months ago ‘dreaming of building his life’ in the country, was pictured meeting French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace this morning.

Macron said the migrant will be made a French citizen and will also be offered a place in the fire brigade.

Without a thought for his own safety, Gassama took just seconds to reach the child in a spectacular rescue captured on film and viewed millions of times on social networks.

‘I was not thinking of anything. I went straight up’, Gassama said.

Such a brave thing to do! That little boy is so very lucky.

Share your comments below

  • I still get shivers down my spine when I see this. How lucky was this child?! If it were a cat, all nine lives would have been used up this day


  • The Dad left the child home alone? Deliberately – unbelievable. If you go out you lock your doors and windows. His rescuer would definitely make a great fireman. He may not wish to fight fires though.
    He has proved he is worthy of citizenship.


  • That young boy was so lucky that this young man was around. I couldn’t believe how quickly he climbed up. As for the boys’ so called father, he deserves all he gets.


  • I watched this on tv, he was just amazing! He climbed up there so easily with no thoughts of his own safety. Selfless indeed


  • Watched that on the internet news, cried a bit with happiness as he caught the little one. So brave! The boy is lucky to be alive.


  • I saw this on the news. This story is just incredible! That man is just incredible!


  • I saw the video a couple of days ago. Really remarkable what he did. And what a great acknowledgment for his action!!


  • And his dad went shopping and then decided to play Pokemon Go in the street, leaving the boy alone with the window open, no safety grille….
    No words !


  • I love stories of courage and bravery and such an incredible act.

    • A life changing moment for the child and for the man!


  • Thank God he was there!


  • Good on him for being so brave and saving the child!


  • What a brave action ! And what a beautiful response of president Macron !


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