Man Selling Restaurant of 17 Years to Help Employee with Brain Tumor


Some days acts of kindness are extremely difficult to find. Though, luckily, they’re still out there. Michael De Beyer has owned Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar in Montgomery, Texas for 17 years. The authentic 6,000-square foot German restaurant also just happens to be where 19-year-old Brittany Mathis, her sister and her mother work.

When Mathis noticed a rash on her legs, she went to the hospital to get it checked and discovered it was due to blood clotting, according to KHOU News. After CAT scans and MRIs, she was told she had a tumor. Mathis was uninsured and was not signed up for Affordable Health Care, facing a dilemma when it came to paying for the medical bills. She lost her father to an unknown brain tumor in 2000 and was unable to afford the tests to find out whether or not hers was malignant or benign.

Her employer, De Beyer, refused to stand by and watch as Mathis’ troubles piled and decided to do something to help. De Beyer decided to sell Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar and use the profits to help Mathis pay her medical bills.

De Beyer believes the restaurant is worth up to $2 million and, once it’s sold, he plans to spend more time with his wife and children.

H/T + Picthx KHOU

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  • Martin Holzhauer

    In Germany we just have health care for everyone so nobody need to sell his house or start a money collection campaing.

    • Willis James

      They don’t need to in Texas either.

      The ObamaCare health plan too effect January 1st and even if she and her mother chose not to participate, they could do so now and be insured within 3 weeks.

      The story is all about advertising the upcoming auction for the guy’s restaurant and has very little with her access to health care.
      A ruse.

      • Anonymous

        I thought that was indeed one of the giant selling points – pre-existing conditions ok. Lame.

  • Linda Lovelush

    Yeah, nobody is this generous. People just don’t do things like this unless it benefits themselves in some way. I’m sorry, but I have little faith in humanity. Sad, but true.

    From the movie The Mist:

    Amanda Dunfrey: You don’t have much faith in humanity, do you?

    Dan Miller: None, whatsoever.