Guy Fieri raises $20M for restaurant workers, fans call the chef 'f**king legend' as he trends for right reasons

The restaurateur managed to raise $20 million for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund


                            Guy Fieri raises $20M for restaurant workers, fans call the chef 'f**king legend' as he trends for right reasons
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While Guy Fieri is famous for his unique fashion sense and impeccable hot takes on food — pretty much a poster child for memes of any context — these days he is more popular as the wholesome, genuinely incredible person who just wants to give the world as much back as he can, given the trying testing times everybody is going through. His recent act of kindness out of the blue? Donating $20 million to restaurant workers who are out of jobs as the coronavirus lockdown plagues every business on the planet. 

On a TMZ Live chat, our Official Mayor of Flavortown shared on Thursday how he managed to quickly raise $20 million for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund launched by his partners, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Joining the leagues of celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ryan Reynolds and Gwyneth Paltrow, Fieri claims to have already awarded over 40,000 grants worth $500 each to the workers suffering amidst the ongoing pandemic. And since pretty much nothing that he does goes unnoticed by his fans all over the globe, Twitter's latest obsession is how "Guy Fieri is a king but you aren’t ready for that conversation," as shared by a clear fan of the chef on the platform.

In record two months, Fieri's incredible feat has people announcing on Twitter, "Turns out I'm a Guy Fieri fan." The news also got people tweeting about the last time Fieri won hearts all over the nation when he did the unthinkable in honor of his late sister. "Thinking about how after Guy Fieri’s lesbian sister passed away, he married 101 gay couples in Miami in her honor," shared another fan on Twitter. Later,  tweets poured in, saying, "Guy Fieri is like a baby djinn who hasn't been trapped yet. Granting wishes and running around the country in a whirlwind of flavor and good vibes."

Trending on social media is a difficult thing amidst these harrowing times, with most people assuming any celebrity trending is because they die or because they fell prey to 'cancel culture'. So when fans found out the reason Fieri was trending, they couldn't shut up about it.

"When I saw Guy Fieri was trending I was sure cancel culture was just having another "over" party, but I was pleasantly surprised. Glad to see it," shared one. "Saw Guy Fieri was trending so had to check it out. Apparently he keeps insisting on being a good person driven by kindness and principles," shared another. Perhaps this user summed it up best: "When you see guy fieri trending and you're like, well that was a matter of time, but then turns out you're the asshole and the guy is a fucking legend."

Apologies poured in too for the entirety of media having mostly laughed at him so far. "We all owe Guy Fieri an apology. He was a good man all along but the whole world shit on him just because a dude was feeling himself, wrote a fan.

Another noted very crucial fact: "The fact that guy fieri has been a joke for a decade while being such a good person and people (myself included) are only talking about/realizing his contributions in the last few hours...just... heartbreaking." And as quipped by some: "Guy Fieri doing more for working people than anyone in politics."

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