Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian immigrant who scaled an apartment building in Paris to save the life of a dangling 4-year-old last month, was honoured at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday night in Los Angeles, California.
The 22-year-old received a humanitarian award alongside Anthony Borges, James Shaw Jr., Justin Blackman, Naomi Wadler, and Shaun King.
The Malian “Spider-Man” as he is now called, has since been granted a French citizenship by French President Emmanuel Macron, and was also offered an enrollment to be a firefighter at the French fire service with a pay of 600 euros monthly for his humanitarian gesture. He recently returned back to Mali and was given a heroic welcome as well.
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