*A boy is alive today after being rescued as he dangled from a fourth floor balcony in Paris on Saturday. His hero, Mamoudou Gassama, is a 22-year-old man who seemed to effortlessly scale the building exterior to take hold of the child.
Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris dubbed Gassama ?Spider-Man of the 18th,? due to the rescue that happened in the city?s 18th arrondissement (district).
?I did not think of the floors? I did not think of the risk,? Gassama told Le Parisien, about the 4-year-old child he saved.
Gassama had arrived in Paris from Mali only months before, and explained to Hidalgo that he wanted to build a life in Paris.
?I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France,? the mayor revealed. Continue reading