When radical Islamist terrorists opened fired during a concert inside the Bataclan theater in Paris, nearly 90 people lost their lives.
Elsa Delplace, 35, was among them — but her final actions were nothing short of heroic.
When police officers and other rescuers secured the building, a 5-year-old boy was discovered hidden under Delplace’s lifeless body, and it soon became clear that the mother had sacrificed herself to save him, according to U.K. Daily Mail.
Delplace and her mother, Patricia San Martin, along with Delplace’s son, Louis, were attending an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the theater when the massacre began.
Delplace used her body as a shield to protect Louis from the Islamic State terrorists, ultimately giving her life to do so. San Martin, 61, also died during the attack.
Delplace’s friend, Sihem Souid, recently wrote about the family as a tribute to the victims in French magazine, Le Point.