While driving his Tesla Model S on Germany's famous speed limit free Autobahn on Monday evening, 41-year-old Manfred Kick watched another car fly all over the highway and repeatedly bounce off the guardrail.
Peering into the out-of-control Volkswagon Passat's cabin, Kick realized that the driver was unconscious. Then, he did something with his $70,000+ car that most wouldn't with an old hooptie; he accelerated in front of the car, slowed down so that he made contact with the Passat's front bumper with his Tesla's rear, and brought both cars to a halt.
Once both cars came to a halt, Kick climbed into the unconscious man's car and performed CPR while others called emergency services. When first responders arrived, they evaluated that the man appeared to have suffered a stroke while driving. They transferred him to a local hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
Total damages for both cars after the incident were in excess of 10,000 Euros, but Kick won't be paying a dime to repair his Tesla, as news of his heroism made its way to Elon Musk's feed.
The word "hero" is thrown around pretty casually these days, but this is an example of someone who actually is one, even if he doesn't think so himself.