Tesla Bucket List Wish Granted In Emotional Video

JAN 11 2019 BY DOMENICK YONEY 11

It’s suddenly softly raining in here.

The community of Tesla owners is a special one. Sure, they can come off as overly enthusiastic about their cars at times. And, yes, when they gaze at news of the brand or its boss, Elon Musk, it can seem like their glasses are coated in all the hues of rose. Still, there exists among them a good number of generous and empathetic souls. Here, yet again, is proof of that.

A fellow posted on the Belgium and Netherlands portion of the Tesla Motors Club forum that a friend of his would like a ride in one of the California company’s cars. Apparently, he’d recently received a terminal diagnosis and realized he wouldn’t be around to witness the complete transition to electric transportation. This bucket list item, then, would give him a taste of what’s to come.

Within hours, the post had received several replies from owners able and willing to bring their vehicles to the city of Utrecht. Four days later, 3 cars had been rounded up to meet Rob and his grandkids and give them rides. We have to say, the gray Model X was especially good looking. In addition to these, another 20 vehicles showed up, forming a large convoy. Nice!

As you can see in the video above, Rob got to experience a bit of electric acceleration and visit to a Supercharger station where he experienced the simplicity of plugging in. Lots of hands were shaken and pictures taken. It looks like a good time was had by all.

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Late December Rob suddenly got news he had only months to live. He didn’t really have a bucketlist, but after we kept asking he had one suggestion: He wanted to see the future, he wanted to try “this electric Tesla car” ….

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Who’s crying? I’m not crying. ::grabs tissue::

It’s a three-hankie video! 🙂

That’s awesome. The thing I will be most disappointed about with dying is that I won’t get to know the cool technology things that happen in the future. This guy gets a nice peek at the future that few have yet experienced but is coming to a wider group of consumers every year.

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.
-William Gibson

My thoughts also. I will be sad for not being able to see what is to come. The molecules that make up my body are comprised of atoms that existed on the earth for a very long time. And after decomposition, some of the atoms of my body will be reborn as another living thing at some point. But not existing in the same whole brain, I won’t know.
Of course, it will be sad parting with my family forever. However, the future Technology is what I will be most curious about.

It was very cool of the Tesla owners to show up for this family. Kudos!

Tesla owners are the best. They really care about all people and give of their time and love.

We have had a Wonderful day with Rob, his wife, family and us TeslaMotorclub-members (and certainly went over some speedlimits, all part of the “live-life-to-the-max” that this event meant to us for a day. ) For me it was my first encounter in real life with members and many will hopefully follow. This is not a coïncidence, because many of the guys that I met last saturday have an E-rally every year for a good cause.
SpeedyEddy,
https://www.wateenfotos.nl

This makes me proud of my country or at least of the people who made a day free to help someone else. Great job for taking the time to do this.

Sorrily Tesla Netherlands could not grant a model 3 (a few of them are over here) showing up to the event or any other goodies, which I think is a pity (not a shame because they only had 1 day to arrange after asking)
SpeedyEddy

my bucket list is simple: Win lottery, win lottery, win lottery.

Be careful what you wish for. The worst is win lottery 3 times, but don’t get the chance to spend it.