This is how a good deed can transform one from zero to a hero. The Malian migrant who scaled four-storeys up a building in Paris, France to rescue a dangling toddler has now become a celebrity in his area as people including French citizens are now seeking for pictures with him.
Mamoudou Gassama who was nicknamed the Spiderman of Paris – climbed the city apartment block to reach the helpless child.
The gesture earned him honorary French citizenship after meeting with the president, Emmanuel Macron and also a job with the Paris fire service.
But, after meeting the French president at the Elysee Palace on Monday morning, he was told he would be made a naturalised citizen straight away.
The 22-year-old, who only arrived in the country a few months ago, had already been promised authorities would support his efforts to settle there after a video of his heroics went viral.
Mr Macron personally thanked Mr Gassama, gave him a medal for courage and said he would also be made a fireman.