Guy Fieri Raised Over $21 Million for Out-of-Work Restaurant Staffers Last Year | 22 Words

Guy Fieri has proven recently that he is just as wholesome offscreen as he is onscreen after raising an incredible amount of money last year for those hit hardest by the pandemic.

This is truly amazing...

Now, we all know that working in hospitality is tough.

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Many 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...

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Working 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...

Servers 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...

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Especially 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...

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And 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...

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And 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 in the last few months, he has stolen the hearts of the world.

Guy has a pretty large fan base...

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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...

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Which is super refreshing.

Since the devastation of COVID-19 early last year, he has been one of the few celebrities in the spotlight giving back to the community...

And as we all know, the hospitality industry has been one of the worst-hit.

Chatting with TMZ back in May 2020, 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."

He decided to partner up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation...

In which he launched the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

And this kindness hasn't gone unnoticed by fans...

In fact, hundreds have posted on social media praising the chef.

And to make things even better, Guy recently sent out personal videos to all the big brand CEOs...

Including Coke, Pepsi, and UberEats - all of whom were asked for donations.

And because of this, Guy has now raised over $21 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 heartwarming stories of workers in hospitality...