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Dad Who Passed Away Six Years Ago Made Sure He Bought Son First Legal Beer

Amelia Ward

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Dad Who Passed Away Six Years Ago Made Sure He Bought Son First Legal Beer

A dad who passed away six years ago made sure he bought his son his first legal beer when he turned 21.

Before he passed away, Matt Goodman's father, John, gave Matt's sister Casey a $10 bill, which he told her to keep safe until he turned 21.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Casey and their mother kept it hidden for six years, but last weekend, they presented Matt with the note the night before he turned 21.


When the family went out for a birthday breakfast the next day, John bought Matt his first legal beer. He chose a Bud Light - his dad's favourite.

Matt shared his moving story on social media.

He wrote: "Almost six years ago, before my dad passed, he gave my sister this $10 bill to give to me on my 21st birthday, so he could buy me my first beer. Cheers pops, having this one for you!"


And after it went viral, Budweiser decided to weigh in and send eight cases to the family home.

His tweet was massive, and with his touching story of his dad, Matt received requests from people to send him money for the next round.

But, instead of cashing in, selfless Matt instead asked that any extra beer money be sent to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


People were moved by the top gesture from Matt's dad.

One Twitter user wrote: "Happy birthday, Matt. We're a Dana-Farber family, too. Those folks are miracle workers, and they get better every year. Sorry for your loss, but I'm glad your dad could help shine a light on their good work. Happy holidays."

Another said: "Pure class. Sorry for your loss. Your dad did a great job, he would be proud."

A third commented: "Happy birthday and also cheers to you and your dad! He raised you well! Much respect!"

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Viral, Inspirational

Amelia Ward
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