A 22-year-old nicknamed “the Paris Spider-Man” just might be the most talked-about person in France this week — and for good reason.
According to NPR, Mali native Mamoudou Gassama had been living in Paris as an undocumented worker ever since he arrived in the French capital six months ago. Since then, it’s been his dream to earn his citizenship in the country he loves.
Over the weekend, Gassama was walking home from the train station on what was supposed to be a typical afternoon when he came across a crowd of terrified pedestrians staring upwards. What happened next is already the stuff of legends.