If he hadn’t been talking on the phone at the time when a bomb exploded nearby, he might have been another casualty in Paris.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge took most of the hit from shrapnel flying towards his head.
The man named Sylvester showed a camera crew the damage in this video from Reuters.
In other heartening news from Paris, citizens are lining up around the block to donate blood while peace vigils across the world are bathed in light and singing for those mourning in France. (Watch the videos below…)