Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

The four-year-old's father, who had left him in the fourth-floor flat and gone shopping, faces charges of failing to look after his child, reports say. His mother was out of town.

France is celebrating a Malian migrant who miraculously scaled the wall of a building this past weekend to save a child that was dangling from a balcony.

Gassama received French citizenship and a job for his efforts saving the boy's life, according to BBC News.

It was a jaw-dropping feat captured on video that went viral and also captured the hearts of onlookers who were stunned, but their senses were probably tingling with appreciation. Sounds like Gassama will be putting those scaling skills to good use.

"We'll obviously be setting all your papers straight and if you wish it, we will start the process of naturalisation so that you can become French", President Emmanuel Macron told him.

Gassama met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, where he was given a certificate and a gold medal for performing an act of courage and dedication.

"I like children, so, I will hate to see him get hurt in front of me", Gassama said. I was pleased to have spoken to him today on the phone to thank him warmly.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo praised Massama as an "example to all citizens" and the "Spider-Man of the 18th", referring to the district where the rescue took place.

Gassama told France 24 that he was with his girlfriend when he saw a child on the fourth floor hanging from a balcony. "I wasn't thinking about being fearless".

The boy was placed in temporary care while the father was in custody, but the two have since been reunited. "It is only right that the nation be grateful", Macron told the 22-year-old, before telling him his immigration status would be "put in order", reports Agency France-Presse. The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher. But authorities have been less than impressed with the father of the boy for leaving the child alone.

She said her prayers and gratitude go out to Mr Gassama.

"I did it because it was a child", he is quoted as saying by the paper.

Mr Gassama is to be given citizenship. "We are ready to welcome him".

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