Meet Mamoudou Gassama, an immigrant from Mali who literally scaled the side of this building in Paris to rescue a little boy dangling from a balcony (we don’t know why the other guy in the video couldn’t rescue the kid, but thankfully Gassama was there to save the day):
— •NubiΔΠ• (@Adil__Brown) May 27, 2018
More from The Guardian:
Footage of the rescue shows Gassama, 22, pulling himself up from balcony to balcony with his bare hands as a man on the fourth floor tries to hold on to the child by leaning across from a neighbouring balcony.
On reaching the fourth floor, Gassama puts one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the child had already been rescued.
“Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child,” a fire service spokesman said.
Breathtaking heroism https://t.co/K46noSxc8a
— Bonnie Malkin (@bonniemalkin) May 28, 2018
My god, this is extraordinary. https://t.co/qnj0lCWTlr
— Gabrielle Jackson (@gabriellecj) May 28, 2018
Be the one man climbing the building. Not one of the 50 watching him do it. https://t.co/tpCA6LaJiw
— Jesse Kelly® (@JesseKellyDC) May 27, 2018