Can money really buy happiness?
Apple became a trillion-dollar company this week and CEO Tim Cook’s expanding heart seems to have grown in response.
Cook, 57, stopped by the LoveLoud Festival in Utah and said a few words onstage urging LGBTQ youth to “find, speak and live” their truth.
He introduced himself as “an uncle, a sports nut, a CEO, a lover of the beautiful Utah outdoors, and a proud gay American.”
He added, “I’ve come to deliver a simple message that I want every LGBTQ person to hear and believe. You are a gift to the world, a unique and special gift just the way you are. Your life matters.”
Cook’s message was delivered to the crowd of 30,000.
He later posed backstage with inspiration band Imagine Dragons.
Thanks @LOVELOUDFest @ImagineDragons @DanReynolds for hosting such an uplifting event tonight, and for supporting LGBT youth and families. Young people, you are loved and you are powerful. #LoveLoud pic.twitter.com/qoHEE1pv5H
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 29, 2018
Apple nearly went bankrupt in the 1990s, but as of this moment – it’s inspiring the world with its numerous product releases, forced upgrades, low-battery warnings, and portrait mode camera lenses.
Right, and Cook. He’s giving us all the feels.
“Financial returns are simply the result of Apple’s innovation, putting our products and customers first, and always staying true to our values,” Cook wrote.
“Steve [Jobs] founded Apple on the belief that the power of human creativity can solve even the biggest challenges – and that the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do,” he added.