Not everyone can say they’ve saved a man’s life, and even fewer can say they crashed their car into someone to save their life…
Manfred Kick was driving on the Autobahn near Munich when he noticed the Volkswagen Passat ahead was driving erratically and bouncing off the guardrail in the middle of the road. Upon closer inspection he noticed the driver was leant over the steering wheel, unconscious.
In this situation, it must be difficult to work out what to do, but Kick was quick to call the emergency services before taking the matter into his own hands.
Kick told a local German newspaper, ‘Muencher Merkur’, “it was clear the driver needed help”. With this, he proceeded to make the risky move by pulling in front of the Volkswagen can holding on the brakes until the car stopped without even thinking about the safety of himself and the damaged that was about to occur to his Tesla Model S.
It didn’t take long for Elon Musk to hear of this random act of heroism. The story blew up on social media and just two days later, the Tesla CEO tweeted out to show his appreciation and announce that he would be covering to costs of damage as repayment for Kick’s good deed.
In appreciation, Tesla is providing all repair costs free of charge and expedited. https://t.co/D68HNJcCoQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2017
All in all, this just goes to prove that good karma is real, and that doing good does sometimes pay off.