The international media has been replete since Sunday of a report about how a baby hanging from a Paris balcony was rescued by a previously unknown illegal migrant from Mali.
Within hours, 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama has seen a drastic change in his life and as at Monday morning, he was chatting with French president Emmanuel Macron having earlier spoken by phone with Mayor of Paris.
The president announced after the meeting at the Elysee Palace that the Paris Fire Brigade was ready to offer him a job and that he (Macron) will support his bid to get French citizenship.
But in the midst of all this, despite, being the center of social media praise for how swiftly he climbed up four storey building in about 30 seconds, he puts it down to the help of God and that God saved the child.
🔸 [Photos] 🔸 Mali 'spider-man' meets Macron: Lands job and French citizenship
That one act of bravery has earned him a phone call with Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and a meeting at the Elysee Palace with President of France, Emmanuel Macron.https://t.co/TQGVZXWhIL pic.twitter.com/mqqceFOK0E
— africanews (@africanews) May 28, 2018
Brief: Mali ‘Spider-man,’ French citizenship, belief that “God is the reason!”
1 – His name is Mamoudou Gassama, a 22-year-old Malian.
2 – He climbed four floors of an apartment to rescue a baby hanging off a balcony
3 – In one act of bravery – he has met the Mayor of Paris and President of France
4 – He arrived in France as an illegal migrant, he is currently being offered citizenship
5 – He has been offered a job with the Fire Brigade, he is all over social media
They call him the modern-day spider-man, he is “talk of town” in top global news outlets.
He told a news outlet that God helped him, God saved the child – he repeated same to French president Emmanuel Macron – now, that’s what’s up.
— RT (@RT_com) May 28, 2018