Dad Who Died Of Cancer Left His Son $10 For His First Beer
Family is the safest haven on Earth. It is the name that would pop up when one quest for unconditional love and care. The family members turn up back and again to salvage one from the ruthless world. Not just that, they bolster one up to face the world and carve out a satiated life. A 21-year-old boy named Matt Goodman realized the fact when he attained the age mark of 21.
Birthday bells finally rang for Matt to mark his 21st birthday. The boy from Taunton (Massachusetts) was over the moon. Then, his sister Casey caught the moment right and handed him an envelope. Puzzled to get the envelope, he went ahead to check out the contents. To his amazement, he found $10. His sister, finally, broke the secret to him.
His late father- John Goodman was battling with esophageal cancer six years ago. He knew that he would not survive anymore. So he handed over $10 to his wife and daughter and told them to buy his son his first legal beer. The mother-daughter duo agreed to bury the secret till his 21st birthday. John Goodman took his last breath in 2015.
Matt felt the emotional vibes running through his veins. He got touched to see his father’s unconditional love for him. The night sparkled in the hues of love and emotions. Keeping in mind the desire of his father, he bought his first legal beer and French toast the next morning.
He shared the unconditional love of his father with the world by taking to twitter. Soon, the word reached around. And, Budweiser decided to send in more drinks for him after his first Bud Light. Expressing his gratitude to them, he sent a thanking note for them on Twitter. It read, “Thanks @budweiserusa i think i got my next few beers taken care of!!”
— Matt Goodman (@mattg12699) December 8, 2020
Taking on an emotional night, he shared, “She just gave it to me in an envelope, and I was kind of confused at first. Then she told me my dad had given her that before he passed away so he could buy me my first beer. It was a pretty emotional night”. Adding to that, he shared, “Knowing that he thought about a future big moment in my life meant everything, because even being gone he still did whatever he could to make my 21st birthday. It was probably the best present I’ve ever gotten”.
Sharing it with the Twitter world, he wrote, “almost 6 years ago before my dad passed he gave my sister this 10$ bill to give to me on my 21st birthday so he could buy me my first beer, cheers pops havin this one for you!”
Some Twitteratis offered more drinks. But he asked them to donate to a cancer institute. He wrote, “Appreciate all of you asking for my venmo, but instead if you wanted to send money feel free to donate any amount to dana farber they did a lot for my dad so that would be much appreciated!”
Thus, Matt reciprocated his father’s unconditional love in the best possible way with that.