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WATCH: ‘Real-life Spider-Man’ climbs to the fifth floor of a building to save a kid

May 28th, 2018

A Malian man is now being praised as a “real-life Spider-Man” after saving a 4-year-old-boy who was seen dangling from the fifth floor balcony of a building in Paris.

Mamoudou Gassama, 22, happened to be near the area and didn’t hesitate to take action and save the boy from imminent danger. According to French publication Le Perisien, Gassama was with friends when he heard the commotion and saw the toddler hanging off the ledge.

Gassama quickly made his way up the building, grabbed the child, and brought him to safety. In a circulating video online, onlookers cheer for Gassama as he fearlessly climbs up and saves the kid in less than 40 seconds.

This man did not hesitate a second, risked his life and saved the kid! #truehero #spiderman #paris 👏 pic.twitter.com/u1fvid3i1j

— Fred (@FredBC77) May 27, 2018

His heroic act made Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo call him the “Spider-Man of the 18th,” a reference to the district in Paris where the incident happened.

Cet homme aussi téméraire que courageux a sauvé la vie d’un enfant au péril de la sienne. Je souhaiterais, comme nombre de Parisiens, savoir qui est le Spiderman du 18ème pour le féliciter.
👉 https://t.co/nagKekpL9O

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) May 27, 2018

Hidalgo praised Gassama for his bravery that saved the life of a child and said that she got to thank him personally through a phone call.

Un grand bravo à Mamoudou Gassama pour son acte de bravoure qui a permis de sauver hier soir la vie d'un enfant. J'ai eu plaisir à m'entretenir avec lui aujourd'hui par téléphone, afin de le remercier chaleureusement. https://t.co/DP5vQ1VZYh

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) May 27, 2018

Le Parisien reports that the child was left unattended by his father who went grocery shopping. He was subsequently charged for leaving his son unsupervised. The father could face two years in prison and a $46,000 fine if found guilty.

Here’s a closer look at Gassama’s heroic act:

Quel courage .. bravo à ce jeune du 18eme pour cet acte héroïque 👏🏼

Posted by Habib Bibou on Saturday, May 26, 2018

 


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