July 7th, 2014
10:27 AM ET

Wisconsin Business Owner Continues to Pay Staff While Restaurant is Rebuilt

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  a Wisconsin business owner turns tragedy into inspiration. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

After a fire destroyed the Platteville Culver's Restaurant last November, employees didn't know what would happen to them.

The insurance only covered the payroll for 60 days.

So owner Bruce Kroll kicked in the money to keep the checks flowing for an additional four months until the restaurant reopened.

"To me not only was it the right thing to do, it made business sense to do it," Kroll said.

Kroll paid the remaining amount, almost $144,000 out of his own pocket.

His generosity came with one request: give back to the community.

See how the employees complied at CNN affiliate WISC, and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know!

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