Updated: July 3, 2018 9:57:49 pm
The Malian immigrant in France, whose remarkable rescue of a child hanging from a balcony went viral in May, started his job in Paris. Mamoudou Gassama, who even met the French President Emmanuel Macron for his brave act and was awarded a gold medal and citizenship, joined the Paris Fire Brigade. During the meeting, the president had said that Gassama’s skill was most suited to the job of a firefighter and provided him with an avenue to earn a living in the new country.
Back in May, the 22-year-old migrant became a sensation not just in Paris but worldwide. His remarkable rescue by scaling a four-storied building without any harness earned him the title of ‘Spiderman’.
He was one of 24 new recruits at the Paris Fire Brigade where Gassama started his new job on Sunday. The agency Pompiers de Paris tweeted on Thursday sharing the news along with a group photo.
24 nouveaux volontaires service civique dont Mamoudou Gassama ont rejoint cet après midi la brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris. Félicitations à eux 👩🚒👏 Pour celles et ceux qui veulent nous rejoindre ➡️https://t.co/j8oOCktHbv pic.twitter.com/bcc6h448nP
— Pompiers de Paris (@PompiersParis) June 28, 2018
At a time when many European Nations and particularly the US is stiffening its policy toward immigrants, Gassama’s story with a happy ending has people around the globe thrilled.
— Pompiers de Paris (@PompiersParis) May 29, 2018
On social media, Netizens were happy that he was given a medal of honour, citizenship and job but stressed that it was “well-deserved.”
God Bless Spider man and the Paris Fire Department. This is what it’s all about people ✌️
— Sheri Peters (@peters_sheri) July 2, 2018
When you can’t believe you were an immigrant few weeks ago. Now you have a dream job. pic.twitter.com/xqI71cJcgD
— Yawovi (@YIhougan) July 1, 2018
Beautiful. A hero needs to join other heroes. 🤗
— Yarilez Gelen 🌊 (@gelenyarilez) July 1, 2018
A well deserved position 👏👏👏👏
— Rachel Okuom (@Nyarkatolo) July 1, 2018
Fantastic, hope he has a long and happy life, what a hero xxx https://t.co/9Ms6kkSVUO
— Angela Issa (@angelaissa66) July 1, 2018
Migrant #Heroism comes in many forms. A quick read about the story behind #spidermanparis and why we should take a deeper look at the important role #migrants #Refugees #immigrants play in society @UNmigration https://t.co/3MhAO1HXHB
— Jon Mark Walls (@jonmarkwalls) May 30, 2018
May God bless your path, Mr. Gassama! We love you! 🙏🏽🌟👨🏾🚒 #hero
— Future Dr. American Pie 🥧🇺🇸 (@mswhitecoat) July 2, 2018
Congratulations Mamoudou Gassama, May your good deed lead you to a better life.
— Laughing Owl (@AAnlyan) July 1, 2018
May he continue to do well in his new job position. This most certainly goes to show that good guys can finish first. I’m sure he will continue to make the people of Paris France, proud. 🇫🇷 Félicitations vous I’homme de bonne moralité!
— Sunny Valentine (@87Sunvalentine) July 2, 2018
All the haters commenting, I’d like to see you climb four floors in 30 seconds to save a child’s life. Yes, he deserves a job on the Paris Fire Brigade. They are blessed to have him!
“Whoever saves a single life is considered by Scripture to have saved the whole world.”
— Jason Default⚡ (@JasonDefault) July 1, 2018
Now, he has the coolest immigration story ever to tell his grandkids! 😄👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Kardisty (@kardisty) July 2, 2018
That is so awesome. I’m glad he’s being recognized. Ppl that don’t think of themselves as heroes are the ppl that should be recognized as heroes.
— 🐾justcallmecovfefe🐾 (@justcallmecovfe) July 1, 2018
The French media reported that the father of the small child was detained for alleged parental neglect.
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