Being a hero doesn’t require you to have some huge, superpower. In our society, risking your life for the life of someone else and showing love for the person next to you are considered heroic actions. Mamoudou Gassama is a 22-year-old immigrant from Africa, who did one of the most heroic actions we’ve seen lately. While walking on the steet he saw a small child dangling from a balcony. His instinct told him that he had to do something to save the kid, so he started climbing the four storeys in order to reach the child. His action did not go unnoticed and it was the beginning of Mamoudou’s new life in France.
Mamoudou Gassama left Bali and went to Paris, France in order to start a new life as many of his countrymen did before him.
One day, he was walking home when he saw a panicked crowd of people looking at a baby that was dangling from the 4th floor of a building.
Without thinking about it too much, Mamoudou started climbing the floors in order to reach the baby and save it from falling and possibly dying.
He didn’t think of his own safety. He just thought that he had to do anything in his powers to save this kid.
Finally, he and another man that reached the kid from the balcony saved it, but it was Mamoudou’s heroic action that caught everyone’s attention.
Mamoudou was invited by France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, who personally congratulated him for his action.
Mamoudou was also given the French citizenship, since he was undocumented at the moment of the incident.
Of course everyone’s reaction was very supportive.
Our world needs more people like Mamoudou. Unfortunately, there are many everyday heroes, whose actions go unnoticed and no one will ever know their heroic actions.