Mamoudou Gassama made headlines last month when he scaled the balconies on the side of a building to rescue a child hanging on the ledge. After his amazing rescue, Gassama, an immigrant from Mali, was hailed in France as a hero. Gassama even met French President Emmanuel Macron, and was awarded a medal for his bravery. At the time, the Paris Fire Brigade offered Gassama a job. He accepted the offer and recently had his first day on the job.
The fire brigade posted a tweet that translates to:
24 new Civic Service volunteers joined by the fire brigade in Paris this afternoon. Congratulations to those who want to join us.
24 nouveaux volontaires service civique dont Mamoudou Gassama ont rejoint cet après midi la brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris. Félicitations à eux 👩🚒👏 Pour celles et ceux qui veulent nous rejoindre ➡️https://t.co/j8oOCktHbv pic.twitter.com/bcc6h448nP— Pompiers de Paris (@PompiersParis) June 28, 2018
In the original video that went viral, Gassama shows extraordinary athleticism.
People are thrilled Gassama was offered a job that suits both his skills and character.
This is a fantastic story. So happy to read something positive for once! All the best to this amazing man.— Ren says 2018 better be good (@jemfinanderson) July 1, 2018
I'm happy for him. Hope he will like it . He did a very good job , saving that child.🎄🌷💪— JamalAlbadah General (@lumber83) July 1, 2018
Salute the heart & courage of this guy! Such an unselfish act just to save another.— Red (@anime94) July 2, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments