It’s a news story that highlights the best and worst of humanity. When 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama saw a small child dangling from a fifth floor balcony, he did not hesitate in clambering up the outside of the French apartment building to rescue the four year old boy. His bravery and heroism are inspiring – just like his amazing ability to climb five floors in less than a minute! Spider-Man himself would be proud!
His exploits have gone viral around the world. Mamoudou, an immigrant from Mali, has been rewarded by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, with French nationality and a job as a firefighter.
Meanwhile, the child’s father was detained by police for alleged parental neglect. He reportedly left the child home alone while he shopped and played Pokemon Go.
Watch the rescue here. It’s heart-pounding stuff!
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