Man Receives $10 From His Late Father To Buy His First Beer On 21st Birthday

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A Massachusetts man received an unexpected gift from his late father for his 21st birthday Sunday.

While Matt Goodman’s father John passed away from cancer in 2015, that didn’t stop him from buying his son his first beer, Boston 25 reported. John gave Matt’s sister Casey Goodman a $10 to gift to Matt when he turned 21. Casey then passed the bill along to their mother who held onto it for the six-year-period. (RELATED: Luke Perry’s Daughter Finds Special Way To Honor Late Father)

“I know the hardest thing for my dad was the things he was going to miss out on,” Casey told the local outlet. “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, who is from Taunton, used the $10 to purchase a Bud Light, which was his father’s favorite, according to Boston 25.

He shared the experience in a Twitter post, which has received over 500,000 likes and more than 25,000 retweets.

Matt 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!”

The post caught the eye of Budweiser, who promised to buy Matt his next beer in a tweet.

The 21-year-old shared a follow-up tweet that showed Budweiser had followed through on its offer, gifting him eight 30-packs of beer.

He told Boston 25 the gift from his late father was “the best present I could ask for.”

Since the post has gone viral, Matt has received multiple people asking for his Venmo so they could buy him a beer too. However, the 21-year-old said on Twitter he would rather people send donations to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.