PARIS (CBSNewYork) — A real life superhero scaled an apartment building in France to rescue a dangling 4-year-old boy.

The incredibly athletic Mamoudou Gassama was caught on video climbing up balconies as a crowd cheered him on.

It happened Sunday afternoon in a residential section of Paris.

In a matter of seconds, Gassama reached the fourth-floor where the boy was clinging to a railing for his life.

The human Spiderman says he had been driving by when he heard a commotion and sprung into action.

“I like children, I would hate to see him getting hurt in front of me,” Gassama said. “I ran and I thought of ways to save him.”

The hero was an illegal immigrant from Mali, but French President Emmanuel Macron has already met with him and promised him a path to citizenship.

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