France's 'Spider-Man' begins job in Paris fire brigade | #TheCube

Mamoudou Gassama meeting French President Emmanuel Macron
Mamoudou Gassama meeting French President Emmanuel Macron Copyright Twitter/Emmanuel Macron
By Rachael Kennedy
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Mamoudou Gassama, the man who found fame after scaling a building in Paris to save a dangling child, begins his first day as a fire fighter.


The Parisien 'Spider-Man', who found fame earlier this year after scaling an apartment building to save a young boy dangling from a balcony, has started his new life as a firefighter in the Paris fire brigade.

Mamoudou Gassama (centre-back) pictured alongside Paris fire brigade's newest recruits

Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian migrant living in Paris, met the French president, Emmanuel Macron, shortly after the heroic rescue, where he was promised French citizenship and a place in the fire brigade.

Many social media users publicly congratulated Gassama on his recent venture to the fire brigade, some calling him a hero and wishing him a "long and happy life."

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