“Elon wants the very best relaxation for the sake of bettering mankind!” one individual, who donated $100 to the marketing campaign, informed BuzzFeed Information.
Earlier this month, Elon Musk informed CBS This Morning he’d been so busy engaged on the Tesla Mannequin three he was “sleeping on the manufacturing unit ground.”
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“I undoubtedly really feel stress, yeah,” stated the Tesla CEO. “It's like, we've been extremely troublesome and painful the final a number of months. … I'm sleeping on the manufacturing unit ground, not as a result of I believe that's a enjoyable place to sleep. You understand. Horrible.”
On Monday, Musk introduced he can be temporarily shutting down manufacturing of the Mannequin three, the second such pause in three months.
Now, a bunch of Musk followers who simply need their boy to get a great evening’s sleep are crowdfunding to purchase him a sofa. This looks like a great time to level out Musk has a reported net worth of just about $20 billion.
“As a group, we can not let this stand. Let's band collectively to purchase Elon a brand new sofa to sleep on!” reads the outline of the GoFundMe.
The “Purchase Elon Musk a Sofa” marketing campaign has raised over $6,000 in three days.
Ben Sullins, an expert “TeslaTuber” who began the marketing campaign, informed BuzzFeed Information he arrange the GoFundMe “as a result of as a Tesla buyer and fan, it’s not honest that he’d need to sleep there.”
“Elon, type of famously, isn’t good at taking good care of himself. … He wants the group to assist him in some methods,” Sullins stated.
Greater than 500 folks have donated to the marketing campaign to this point.
Together with their donations, which ranged anyplace from $5 to $250, some wrote involved messages to their fave CEO.
“We want you to get good relaxation!”
“Candy desires Elon ;-)”
Andrew Gazdecki, a tech CEO in San Diego, gave $100 to the marketing campaign as a result of, as he informed BuzzFeed Information, “Elon wants the very best relaxation for the sake of bettering mankind!”
Gazdecki acknowledged that, after all, Musk might afford his personal sofa. However, “if there’s an opportunity to make that man smile… It's value it.”
Plus, perhaps Musk “doesn’t have time to even take into consideration getting a brand new sofa…as a result of he’s engaged on attending to Mars,” stated Gazdecki.
“I believe as Elon Musk supporters the best reward we will help give him [is] enriching his well being,” stated Gazdecki.
“I donated to indicate assist for Elon and the issues he does for the world,” 50-year-old Mark Zeitler, who self-identifed as a “enormous Elon fan,” informed BuzzFeed Information.
Zeitler is a software program improvement enterprise proprietor so he “understands [what] a troublesome factor it may be, particularly when launching a brand new product,” he stated.
A Sarasota, Florida, resident, Zeitler says he attends SpaceX launches on a “common foundation” and tries to attend as many Tesla and Musk-fronted occasions as doable. He’s additionally an proprietor of a Tesla Mannequin X.
“He is a large inspiration and I take advantage of any alternative I can to assist evangelize all issues Elon,” he added.
As somebody who's additionally spent lengthy nights in his workplace, Linebrink stated he empathizes with Musk's sleeping scenario.
“Typically the best geniuses are essentially the most absentminded and simply want somebody to get them a brand new sofa,” stated Linebrink.
Linebrink additionally stated he thinks Musk getting some good old school shut-eye might have far-reaching advantages.
“He's constructing the freaking future,” stated Linebrink. “I would like his 90-minute power-nap to be as efficient as doable so his sensible imaginative and prescient of the longer term (his future, my future, and your future) comes true as quick as doable.”
Paulius Vėželis, from Lithuania, stated he is a “large supporter of [Musk’s] imaginative and prescient for interplanetary life.” So he donated $5.
Nevertheless, Vėželis acknowledged the “joke” of the GoFundMe marketing campaign — even when others contributed earnestly.
“$5 for Elon's new sofa or in one other case for a charity appears value it,” he stated.
A spokesperson for GoFundMe informed BuzzFeed Information they may maintain the funds “till there’s a resolution on the distribution of funds, which is customary for all these campaigns.”
Sullins stated he initially made the marketing campaign as a joke, but in addition believes getting Musk a sofa might have a direct affect on the CEO's well-being — and subsequently, the well-being of the world.
“I felt like he wanted some assist and he wasn’t going to do it for himself,” stated Sullins. “If we might assist him get a greater evening's sleep, maybe Tesla will do higher, which can result in higher issues for all of us.”