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French Spider-Man SAVES CHILD in Death-Defying Stunt | What’s Trending Now!

French Spider-Man SAVES CHILD in Death-Defying Stunt | What’s Trending Now!

A Malian immigrant to France is being
hailed as a hero after scaling four stories to rescue a stranded child.
Welcome back to What’s Trending, I’m Shira Lazar. Be sure to like this video
and subscribe for more social media news stories daily. The four-year-old child
appears to be suspended from the balcony and a man on an adjoining balcony can’t
reach him. The 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama sprang into action, adeptly
climbing up to the fourth floor in under 30 seconds to rescue the child. This took
place in an area of Paris called the 18th, and Gassama has already been labeled
the “Spider-Man of the 18th”. Videos of the incident are already going viral and
it’s shining a spotlight on the contributions of immigrants to France.
And much like the U.S., the subject of immigration has been controversial in
France. In last year’s presidential election, right-wing candidate Marine
Le Pen vowed to suspend immigration and said immigrants were a “threat” to French
values. Despite losing the election, immigration remains a topic of
controversy in France with the influx of refugees having increased in years prior
due to the ongoing crisis in Syria. In fact, the French government just
dismantled a Parisian migrant camp of 2,500 only days before the rescue. Gassama, however, is now seeing a different type of treatment. He since met with French
president Emmanuel Macron, who offered to speed along his immigration papers, and
even offered him a job with the Paris Fire Brigade. He even encouraged Gassama
to submit naturalization papers, which would allow him to become a French
citizen. Okay, so for all those immigrants out there who are complaining about how
hard it is to become a citizen of France, all you have to do is exhibit Jackie
Chan-like dexterity, climb up a building and save a child’s life. It’s not that
hard. Of course, if you are an immigrant to France, this probably isn’t your best
bet to naturalization. Data from the French Interior Ministry shows that only
five people in 2017 were granted residency papers for “exceptional talent”
or “services rendered to the community.” And Macron even argued Gassama is the
exception, not the rule, saying “An exceptional act does not make
a policy.” Okay, so now I get why Macron and Trump get along. And now people in France and around the world are thanking the
Parisians Spider-Man. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, tweeted: “He explained to me
that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago, dreaming of building his life
here. I replied that his heroic gesture is an example for all citizens and that
the city of Paris will obviously be committed to supporting him in his
efforts to establish himself in France.” Raphael Glucksman, the managing editor of
Le Nouveau Magazine, wrote on Facebook: “I admire the bravery of Mamoudou Gassama.
But I dream of a country where it would not be necessary to climb a building to
save a child’s life at risk of being treated as a human being when you are a
migrant.” And if Gassama ever gets tired of France, we’re pretty sure he has a future
in the U.S. on American Ninja Warrior. So what do you think about this
real-life superhero, and this immigration double standard? Let us know in the
comments below and be sure to like and subscribe for more of What’s Trending.

23 thoughts on “French Spider-Man SAVES CHILD in Death-Defying Stunt | What’s Trending Now!”

  1. THIS IS SETUP FOR MAKING MIGRANTS LOOK NICE! POLITICIANS ARE BRAINWASHING YOU, why do you think everyone is talking about he is migrant so much?

  2. This just goes to show not all immigrants are bad. It's good to clairify that there are good and bad people of all race out there.

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