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Paris 'Spiderman' Mamoundou Gassama offered citizenship after saving dangling child

Paris 'Spiderman' Mamoundou Gassama offered citizenship after saving dangling child

In an interview with CNN affiliate BFM TV Monday, French prosecutor Francois Molins said the four-year-old's father had gone out shopping, leaving the child at home alone.

The father of a young child dramatically rescued from a Paris balcony Saturday was out playing Pokemon Go when the incident happened.

The video has since gone viral across all social media platforms, including Twitter, where one video has more than 7 million views, almost 5,000 retweets, and over 10,000 likes.

President Makron invited him to visit the Elysee Palace today to personally thank him on behalf of all the French.

"Bravo", Macron said to 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama during a meeting in a gilded room of the presidential Elysee Palace where Gassama also received a gold medal from the French state for "courage and devotion".

According to Molins, the father, who faces up to two years in prison for abandoning his parental responsibilities, is devastated by the consequences of his actions.

Gassama can be seen in the video climbing the building with his bare hands in less than 30 seconds and then rescuing the small child.

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A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is to be made a French citizen. I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child.

Gassama told Hidalgo by phone on Sunday that he arrived from Mali a few months ago and wished to stay in France.

More significantly, President Macron announced that Gassana will be rewarded with his legal papers to remain in France, and will have a quick path to citizenship, which normally takes at least five years. The Washington Post reports that Macron offered Gassama a job as a fire-fighter and went on to state that he would streamline Gassama's naturalization. "I went outside and I saw the kid hanging on the fourth floor", he told VOA.

Macron, who had been criticised by left-wing voters for taking a tougher stance on immigration since his election, may also have sought to send a message to Socialist voters by signalling a more welcoming attitude to a deserving migrant. He first arrived to Italy and entered France previous year.

"Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child", a spokesman said.

Speaking to reporters, Gassama said he had acted without thinking. I told him that in recognition of his heroic act he would have his papers in order as quickly as possible and that the Paris fire brigade would be keen to welcome him to their ranks.


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