Mali ‘spider-man’ meets Macron: Lands job, French citizenship


Mamoudou Gassama who landed the accolade of “spider-man” after he climbed four floors of an apartment to rescue a baby hanging off a balcony meets the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

He is a 22-year-old undocumented Malian immigrant who was living in the French capital, Paris.

Mamoudou was seen in a video climbing swiftly up the floors till he picked the baby to safety.

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.

Both leaders praised his heroism and the president has stated that Mamoudou will be offered citizenship. Macron added that the Paris Fire Brigade was also ready to grant him employment.