Wednesday, 27 June 2018
“Malian Spiderman” who scaled building to save child in France honoured at BET Awards
Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian immigrant who scaled an apartment building in Paris to save the life of a dangling 4-year-old last month, was honoured at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday night in Los Angeles, California. The 22-year-old received a humanitarian award alongside Anthony Borges, James Shaw Jr., Justin Blackman, Naomi Wadler, and Shaun King.
The “Spider-Man Parisian” has since been granted a French citizenship by French President Emmanuel Macron, and was also offered an enrollment to be a firefighter at the French fire service with a pay of 600 euros monthly for his humanitarian gesture.