Malian Migrant Mamoudou “Spider-Man” Gassama Receives Grand Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris

Mamoudou Gassama, received Monday, May 4, the Grand Vermeil medal of the City of Paris, highest honor of the capital, awarded by the mayor Anne Hidalgo who has praised his “courage” and “heroic act”.

Gassama’s extraordinary feat on May 26 when he scaled four floors with his bare hands to rescue a child propelled him to global superstardom. .

“You are not only a hero of the Republic, you are also a hero of Paris,” Mrs. Hidalgo told the young man, long applauded by all elected officials standing in the Chamber of the Paris Council.

Greeting a young man who “listened only to his courage” and a “heroic act that has upset us all”, the mayor of Paris has sent him a “huge thank you”.

“I have nothing to say, thank you very much, thank you, thank you,” said Mr. Gassama, accompanied by General Jean-Claude Gallet who commands the fire brigade of Paris where he will perform a civic service.

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