Is It Just Me Or Did Gassama’s heroic act and Rewards Remind Us All To Always Do good?
Life has a funny way of either punishing us or rewarding us. Mamoudou Gassama, 22, from Mali,was in France illegally
Gassama leaped into action Saturday evening on seeing a child dangling in mid-air from a balcony half-way up an apartment block in the multi-ethnic 18th district of the French capital.The video shows him pulling himself up from balcony to balcony 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, who lives in a hostel for immigrants, throws one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child.Firefighters then arrived at the scene to find the child had already been rescued, with a spokesman saying that “luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child.”He was honoured by French President Emmanuel Macron at his presidential palace on Monday and offered citizenship.
“All the (Gassama’s) documents will be put in order,” Macron told the sporty 22-year-old who has become a national hero, referring to his immigration status.
In the meeting, live footage of which was carried on the president’s Facebook page, Macron gave Gassama a medal for bravery and also proposed that Gassama join the French fire service.
Good job Gassama. Good things come to good people. You Are indeed a Hero.