Would you sacrifice your car to save a life?
A 41-year-old Tesla owner named Manfred Kick did, and as a result, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is rewarding him big time.
The incident took place in Germany on the Autobahn near Munich on Feb. 13, Mashable reports. According to German newspaper Muenchner Merkur, Kick noticed a Volkswagen driver swerving, soon realizing he was unconscious.
"The driver had tipped forward and hung motionless in the belt," Kick said to Merkur. "The head and hands hung limply down.”
Kick leapt into action, pulling in front of the Volkswagen with his Model S until both cars had slowed to a stop. He then administered first aid to the man, and those watching the scene called emergency personnel.
The man appeared to have had a stroke. According to German authorities, he went to the hospital and is currently stable.
"I felt like I was in a movie," Kick said of the experience.
Kick's act of heroism came at a price, though, which was severe damage to his Tesla. According to Merkur, there was €10,000 (or about $10,673) worth of repairs needed.
No matter, though — Elon Musk is taking care of it.
In appreciation, Tesla is providing all repair costs free of charge and expedited. https://t.co/D68HNJcCoQ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2017
Naturally, Twitter was excited about Musk's move.
@elonmusk Good move!— ArtemR (@ArtemR) February 15, 2017
@elonmusk What a hero this guy is - and I’m glad to see you’re doing something nice in return. Reward good deeds, always.— Michael Simmons (@macguitar) February 15, 2017
@elonmusk this is so cool. Bravo to the Tesla driver!— kim (@kim) February 16, 2017
Let no good deed go unnoticed when Musk is watching.
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