Son Cashes In $10 Left To Him By His Late Father To Buy His First Beer On 21st Birthday

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Before he died of cancer in 2015, John Goodman left $10 to his daughter with specific instructions. The money was to be saved and then spent to buy his son, Matt, who was 15 at the time of John’s death, his first beer when he turned 21. That day came Sunday when Matt Goodman took the $10 and bought his first legal beer.

“I know the hardest thing for my dad was the things he was going to miss out on. Anyone who knew my dad knew he was this goofy, larger-than-life-of-the-party guy, and my little brother was his entire world,” Matt’s sister, Casey Goodman, told Boston’s 25 News.

The $10 that John left his son has turned into much more for cancer research. On Twitter, Matt asked those who wanted to buy him another beer to donate the money to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute instead.

He also has plenty of cold ones to legally consume now. Budweiser stepped in and dropped off a few cases of Dadweisers that should keep Matt busy for a couple weekends over the holidays.

So here’s to John Goodman. Remember him when when you tip one back this weekend. May we never forget the fathers that left us too soon and the good men out there who will never get to be there with their kids as they hit those milestones in life.


Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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