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For almost three weeks, the world has been captivated by the story of the 12-boy soccer team and their coach stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand. Thankfully, all 13 people were rescued and are currently being treated at a Thai hospital for minor injuries, infections and malnutrition. They haven’t been able to interact with their families yet, but they’ve had a very happy reunion through a glass partition.

The three-day rescue operation was a huge international effort with professional divers and strategists coming from all over the world to help figure out how to get these small non-swimmers through more than two kilometers of narrow, twisted tunnels. In the end, it took a team of highly-skilled divers — some carrying oxygen tanks and others guiding the boys — several trips each to extract all 13 people. It was an incredible feat of human skill and teamwork. Look what we can do when we all work together!

You know who’s missing? Elon Musk.

Rescue efforts were already planned and well underway when Mr. Science himself burst onto the scene with a totally different plan and the tech to back it up. His contribution was a child-sized submarine that is apparently light enough for divers to maneuver through tunnels.

Musk also visited the cave in Thailand on Monday (after the first four boys had already been rescued), bringing his kiddie sub — which he had been testing in Los Angeles — with him “just in case.” He named it “The Wild Boar” after the trapped soccer team and said on several occasions that it is made out of rocket parts. We get it, Elon, you make stuff that goes to space.

He admitted that the craft wouldn’t be needed for the rescue operation, but said he would leave it in Thailand in case it can be of use in the future. You know, for the next time a youth soccer team gets stranded in an underwater cave in Thailand.

Since Elon is known for popping up with capital-S Science that seems unnecessarily complicated and a little irrelevant to human life (remember when he shot his Tesla into space?), the internet had a field day with the tech tycoon’s non-contribution to the rescue.

While some people had jokes, others had some hard-hitting suggestions. Like, maybe Elon could focus on a problem that isn’t solved yet. The (yes, still) ongoing Flint, Michigan water crisis perhaps?

In classic Elon Musk fashion, he hit back at the Twitter haters (and BBC News) and informed everyone that he worked closely with the Thai officials running operations and that his work was appreciated by them. He also called the criticism “messed up” and said the negative reactions have “shaken [his] opinion of many people.”

Okay, Elon.

We’re just happy that all the boys are back safe and sound.