Man, 87, gets final wish: a beer with his sons

A photo of an 87-year-old Wisconsin man having one last beer with his sons has gone viral.

Norman Schemm and his sons shared a beer in his hospital room one day before his death, CBS News reported. His grandson, Adam, tweeted the photo last Thursday.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/AdamSchemm/status/1197344727051505664″,”author_name”:”Adam Schemm”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/AdamSchemm”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;My grandfather passed away today. &#lt;br&#gt;&#lt;br&#gt;Last night all he wanted to do was to have one last beer with his sons. &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/6FnCGtG9zW”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/6FnCGtG9zW&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Adam Schemm (@AdamSchemm) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/AdamSchemm/status/1197344727051505664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”&#gt;November 21, 2019&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;n”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

“It was a really good family moment that I know meant a lot to everyone,” Schemm told CBS News. “The look on everyone’s face is something to cherish, they are all smiling including my grandfather.”

The family gathered, and Adam’s aunt took the photo. It was shared, he said, as a way to “honor” his grandfather.

The photo has received more than 320,000 likes and 31,000 retweets. Many people from across the country have weighed in with similar experiences honoring their family members’ last wishes.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/RenBiggs/status/1197580991705075714″,”author_name”:”Ben Riggs”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/RenBiggs”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;I don’t know you… but I felt this. Days before my grandpa passed he let my dad and I know he wanted a cigar and a beer. We made it happen. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your grandpas smile is one for the books! &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/HDv3y2kLeA”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/HDv3y2kLeA&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Ben Riggs (@RenBiggs) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/RenBiggs/status/1197580991705075714?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”&#gt;November 21, 2019&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;n”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}