Monday, May 28, 2018

Real Life Spider-Man Rescues Child

On the fifth floor of an apartment building on the outskirts of Paris, a 4-year-old boy had fallen from the balcony railing, and was hanging on by his hands. People on the street heard him crying and 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama instantly sprang into action. He didn't even pause to put his Spider-Man costume on, but climbed all four floors in 30 seconds to lift the child to safety.
"I just climbed up and thank God, God helped me. The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher, that's it," he added.

He said that the boy was crying when he hauled him to safety and had also suffered an injured foot.

Firefighters arrived to find the child had already been rescued.

"Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child," a spokesperson said.
French president President Emmanuel Macron later met with Gassama, an undocumented immigrant from Mali, and said he would be made a naturalized French citizen. (via reddit)

1 comment:

Ellie Finlay said...

Wow. Amazing and utterly memorable!