Hero Immigrant Who Scaled a Building to Save a Dangling Baby Will Become a Naturalized Citizen

A 22-year-old migrant from Mali saved a child who was dangling from a balcony in Paris—and with now be granted French citizenship, CNN reports.


Incredible footage of the incident shows Mamoudou Gassama scaling the side of an apartment building to rescue a four-year-old boy as the crowd below cheers him on.

Gassama told CNN-affiliate BFM TV he was watching a football game at a restaurant when he saw the child was in trouble.

"I like children,” he said. “I would have hated to see him getting hurt in front of me. I ran and I looked for solutions to save him and thank God I scaled the front of the building to the balcony.”

Gassama told French President Emmanuel Macron he “didn’t think” about helping the child. “I climbed up and God helped me,” he said.

The boy is in care, CNN reports, and his father is expected to be sentence in September for abandoning his parental responsibilities.

Watch the footage below:

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