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Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian immigrant dubbed 'Spider-Man', has been snapped on his first day with the fire and rescue service in France.
The 22-year-old shot to fame earlier this week after a video of him climbing Spider-Man-style to go and rescue a small child who was dangling from a balcony went viral. After the footage appeared online, Gassama was hailed a 'true hero'.
He was also offered a 10-month internship with the Paris' fire and rescue service and it seems that he was eager to get started as soon as possible, with pictures from today showing him at the Paris Fire Brigade headquarters.
« Je vais tout faire pour y arriver » a réagi #MamoudouGassama lors de sa visite de la caserne de Champerret. pic.twitter.com/DRA2nHxG8M
- Pompiers de Paris (@PompiersParis) May 29, 2018
After his meeting with Mr Macron, the president took to Facebook to say: "Paris fire brigade would be keen to welcome him to their ranks."
The family of the little boy he rescued have praised his heroic act and quick thinking, with his grandmother telling RMC she was 'very moved' by the clip and wanted to give him a 'huge thanks'.
She said: "He's really a hero. He did not stand by and watch, he saved my little sweetpea."
According to French police, the dad of the little boy was playing Pokémon GO, at the time, completely unaware his son's life was at risk, too preoccupied with snagging himself a Jigglypuff, probably.
The child's mum was reportedly out of the country visiting relatives in Reunion Island, leaving the little boy in his father's care. Good job, dad.
Prosecutor François Molins, told BFM-TV that the father 'took a long time to return home because he had decided to play the smartphone game Pokémon Go when he left the store. He is devastated because he realises what he did, and the tragic consequences that it could have led to'.
He was detained by cops on suspicion of parental neglect.
Anyway, all's well that ends well, and thanks to Gassama's quick thinking and incredibly athletic abilities the kid is fine
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