Well, another GoFundMe plea just went out from an acquaintance on Facebook (she linked to it, but I have no idea who these people are). In a major coincidence based on the recent discussions in this thread, it's for a family who is expecting a child any day now. The sob story this time is that they were unable to save more than $xxx, meaning that the Dad would only get to stay home for two weeks on paternity leave. The plea is to raise another $xxxx (almost twice the first amount) in order to "allow him more time to bond with the baby and help after the birth".
Yes, I'm sure the father would love to spend more time at home with the baby, but the reality of the situation is that if you don't have paid leave, or don't have any left, then you do what you have to do to support your family, even if it is emotionally hard to do so. I just feel that maybe this family has unrealistic expectations.