Viral ‘beer money’ request reportedly generates $1 million in donations for children’s hospital
“I thought it would just be a joke,” King told “Good Morning America,” on Friday. “I didn’t think anyone would actually see it.”
When his Venmo account hit $600, he spoke to his family for advice and decided to change course. He took to social media to announce that after covering the cost of a case of Busch Lite, he would be donating the rest of the proceeds to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
After the “GMA” broadcast, money transfers and donations flooded his Venmo account. Within hours, he’d received more than 2,000 notifications, King told