Well you read the title right. One of the richest and most powerful men in Brazil, Thane Chinquinho Scarpa buried his million dollar Bentley so that he could drive the car around the afterlife in style.
Many people were criticizing him over his extravagant gesture. Why wouldn’t he donate the car to charity? How out of touch with reality is this guy? He still went ahead with the ceremony. But, there’s a twist. (Of course there is. Why else would we be covering this story?)
Moments before lowering the car in the ground he revealed his genuine motive: To create awareness for organ donation.
“People condemn me because I wanted to bury a million dollar Bentley, in fact most people bury something a lot more valuable than my car,” Scarpa said during a speech at the ceremony. “They bury hearts, livers, lungs, eyes, kidneys. This is absurd. So many people waiting for a transplant and you will bury your healthy organs that will save so many lives.”