Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented immigrant from Mali, is being recognized as a national hero for saving a toddler dangling from a story apartment building in France.
Watch the remarkable footage, below:
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. pic.twitter.com/67EsUmzwFN
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Despite Gassama having been in France for less than six months, President Emmanuel Macron welcomed him to the Élysée Palace on Monday. During their meeting, Macron offered Gassama a job as a firefighter and encouraged him to apply for naturalization. Macron said:
He explained to me that he arrived from Mali several months ago, dreaming of building his life here.”
“I told him that his heroic gesture is an example for all citizens.”
The young man showed true grit and courage when he scaled that building, risking his own life to save a life of another. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is ripping immigrant families apart, while the U.S. loses track of thousands of immigrant children who were sent to foster homes.
Between missing immigrant children and children dying in school shootings within our country, it is safe to say that President Trump is not concerned with what happens to our kids, especially if they’re not native-born children. Not to mention how long it took Trump to even say the name of the hero in another mass shooting, James Shaw Jr — just because he was the same color as Gassama.
President Macron, however, is helping make his country better by giving people who display acts of kindness and patriotism a secure job, regardless of where they are from. That is how a country grows. Macron should give President Trump a few tips on how to run a successful nation because he obviously lacks the expertise.
Featured image via Daily Express