Watch 22 year old Mamoudou Gassama heroically scaling four stories of a building when he sees a toddler about to fall to a certain death. When he began climbing the neighbors did not have ahold of the child’s arm yet.
He said: “It’s normal that the nation be grateful. We’re going to regularise all your papers and if you wish, we will initiate a naturalisation procedure so that you can become French, if you so desire.”
Shortly after meeting with Gassama, Macron posted on Twitter that the Paris fire brigade “was ready to welcome” him in their ranks – should he wish to apply.
When reporters tracked down Gassama 24 hours after the heroic rescue, he said he had acted without thinking.