Norbert Schemm, an 87-year-old man from Appleton, Wisconsin, was battling stage 4 colon cancer. Doctors confessed he wasn't going to live to see tomorrow's sun rays. He accepted what the physicians had told him. He, then, asked his caring wife to call the immediate family. He asked them to come over to his bedside for one last time.
As reported by Goodnewsetwork.org, Norbert's wish was to have his finally Bud Light beer with his wife, son and three grandsons. The family reminisced on the good times shared together. They spent the entire evening talking, laughing and enjoying each other's presence. Norbert did not make it the next morning, but it is safe to say that he died in peace.
Adam Schemm, Norbert's grandson, shared the above photo on his Twitter account. Many followers, including random ones, posted their own photos with a dying family member. It was touching to see that many, in the last moments of life, just want to be with the ones they love. This post went viral; being shared more than 300,000 times last week. Many people were able to resonate with Adam's experience, which was comforting to know one isn't alone, in a time of grief.
“It seems to have tapped into a sense of community and clearly is a moment lots of people relate to. The comments have been so kind and we’ve seen pictures of people toasting bottles of beer in his honor. I thought people I knew might want to see it and respond but had no idea just how many people it seems to have helped,” said Adam to BBC.
The picture, above on the right, was a follow-up tweet posted by Adam thanking Bud Light beer. The Anheuser-Busch company sent a bouquet of yellow flowers to Norbert's funeral. It said, "We are sorry for your loss. Our team was touched by the special moment shared with Norbert over a few Bud Lights. We are thinking of your family. -The Bud Light Team. Anheuser-Busch supports organizations and communities that help individuals thrive. So it is amazing to know they have extended their condolences to their consumers, as well.
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