Guy Fieri has proved he is just as wholesome offscreen after he revealed the amount he has raised for restaurant workers out of work due to the pandemic...
Working in hospitality is tough.
via: Getty ImagesMany of us have had to work behind a bar or earn money waiting on tables at some point, whether it be as a part-time weekend job or a job to fund school studies.
It takes a certain personality to be able to work in this kind of environment...Hospitality requires a lot of hard work and resilience and, often, the work can be very rewarding.
But for many people...
via: Getty ImagesWorking in hospitality is a full-time profession, and it is the only way to earn money.
But it is a well-known fact that here in America...Waitresses aren't paid well, at all.
It's shocking.It is a disgrace at how little they are paid per hour, with many being paid as little as $2.
This is a very sad reality for a lot of people...
via: Getty ImagesEspecially for those trying to support and raise small families.
Many rely on an income is based on tips from customers because their paychecks are too low...
via: Getty ImagesAnd things have gotten a whole lot worse due to the pandemic.
This is what lead to Guy Fieri raising money for those currently out of work.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he has raised an extraordinary amount.
Guy Fieri is known for being one of the most successful chefs and TV presenters here in the U.S...And now, he just might steal your heart.
Guy has a pretty large fan base...And his food is just a small portion of the reason why.
Not only is he pretty fun on TV, but that transfers to real life too...Which is super refreshing.
Since the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic hit our country, he has been one of the few celebrities in the spotlight giving back to the community.As we all know, the restaurant industry has been the worst hit.
Chatting with TMZ back in May, he revealed why he chose to step up and help those in need.
Guy explained that he was just thinking of his "brothers and sisters in the restaurant business."
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri As someone who works in a restaurant I’m not sure people realize how much we’re struggling.… https://t.co/J7bjHm2NoW— Adrienne ミ☆ Lady of Nightmares and Sorrow (@Adrienne ミ☆ Lady of Nightmares and Sorrow)1607137676.0
He decided to partner up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation...
In which he launched the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri As a regular viewer of GGG, this is absolutely on-par with when he just gives $20k to peopl… https://t.co/eEne3sxS27— Samantha L. Barrett (@Samantha L. Barrett)1607137707.0
And this kindness has not gone unnoticed by fans...
In fact, hundreds have posted on social media praising the chef.
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri Nothing but respect for my mayor of flavortown— Paul Telfer (@Paul Telfer)1607137652.0
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri My heart is filled with joy. And it goes well with Donkey Sauce.— Chris Moore (@Chris Moore)1607137448.0
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri Just your occasional reminder that we don’t have enough people like this in our senate— Sami Alghazali (@Sami Alghazali)1607137466.0
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri ~And god bless him for every second of his existence.— Tanya Reeve (@Tanya Reeve)1607137467.0
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri If you could spread those words on a flipflop, I'd eat it.— Ed Dibbles (@Ed Dibbles)1607137506.0
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri He’s like the Mr. Rogers of Roy Rogers.— BillySlang (@BillySlang)1607137510.0
Guy explained that he sent personal videos to all the big brand CEOs...
Including; Coke, Pepsi, UberEats, all of whom were asked for donations.
@pattonoswalt @GuyFieri Guy is hands down one of the best advocates for the restaurant industry.— Jamie Walsh (@Jamie Walsh)1607137539.0
Because of this, Guy has now raised over $21.5 million for restaurant workers!
Meaning he can gift $500 each to more than 43,000 workers who have been unable to work due to the pandemic. How amazing! Keep scrolling for more...
Just your occasional reminder that @GuyFieri is a ridiculously good human who walks it like he talks it. https://t.co/DrUVTW2uDX— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1607137387.0