Mamoudou Gassama

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Birthday
2, 1996
Birthplace
Mali
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1996 (age 22)
Birthplace
Mali

About

Malian migrant and later French citizen who is famous for the viral video of himself helping save a four year old boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, earning him the nickname "Mali Spiderman". 

Before Fame

Born and raised in Mali, he first arrived in France in 2017 after taking a long and dangerous journey to Europe from a boat over the Mediterranean to Italy. On May 26, 2018 he was filmed rescuing a child hanging precariously from a large balcony. He described the event saying "I just didn't have time to think, I ran across the road to go and save him". 

Trivia

In addition to earning citizenship, he was also offered a position in the French fire services for his heroic rescue. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Mali and became a naturalized French citizen in May of 2018. 

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Emmanuel Macron awarded him a special medal and diploma for his bravery along with granting him French citizenship in May of 2018. 

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