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Wisconsin man's dying wish was granted when he shared one last beer with his sons

Posted: 7:13 AM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 11:37:33-05
Wisconsin man's dying wish was granted when he shared one last beer with his sons

APPLETON, Wis. -- When Norbert Schemm realized he was dying, he had one final wish: to share one last beer with his sons. On Nov. 19, he got his wish.

Schemm was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and died the night after his wish came true. Schemm's grandson, the senior associate athletic director at the University of Wisonsin - Milwaukee, took to Twitter the day Norbert died to share the photo. That tweet quickly went viral.

Last night all he wanted to do was to have one last beer with his sons. pic.twitter.com/6FnCGtG9zW

— Adam Schemm (@AdamSchemm) November 21, 2019

As of Wednesday, the tweet has over 30,000 retweets and over 300,000 likes. People have even began replying with their own photos of similar situations with family members.

Norbert was 87 years old when he passed.

The TODAY Show even picked up the story and shared it on their website. To read that article, click here.

This story was originally published by Julia Marshall at WTMJ.