Guy Fieri's Heartfelt Birthday Post For His Dad Has Fans Cheering

Guy Fieri proves that behind his booming personality and underneath that spiky hair, there is a big bottle-blonde boy who just loves his dad. In a post shared on Instagram and Twitter, the feisty Food Network host said, "Happy 79th to my dad, Jim. My hero and the man who inspired me to go big!"

If Fieri's father was hoping his son would follow his advice to reach for the stars, he must be a pretty proud papa. According to Biography, Guy Fieri listened to his dad's sage wisdom early on and opened his own pretzel cart at the ripe old age of 10. After college, he entered the foodservice industry and opened his own restaurant in 1996. A decade later, he launched his television career after winning "Next Food Network Star." The exuberant chef is now the host of multiple Food Network shows, including "Guys Grocery Games" and "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," and you'd be hard-pressed to turn on the channel and not catch a glimpse of the chef with the blinding blonde hair and shades.

Guy Fieri is a popular celebrity, and his fans are just as fond of his family and his shout-out to his dad.

Fans love Guy Fieri's dad

It's one thing to get birthday wishes on social media, but when your son is famous, you get love from all over the internet. Fellow celebrity chef Cat Cora loved Guy's Instagram post and commented, "Gorgeous parents just like you! Lots of love and happy birthday, dad!" Even fans who don't know Fieri's dad personally enjoyed seeing the love between father and son and reached out with positive comments for Jim Fieri's birthday. Guy's birthday Twitter post shows how much his dad's good advice is appreciated by his followers, with one commenter saying, "Your dad did a good job raising you. You are a reflection on your parents."

Guy Fieri took his father's advice, went big, and now travels the world as a celebrity chef, but he won't soon forget his roots. In an interview with Guideposts, Fieri said, "Real greatness? That I find closer to home. My biggest inspiration, the best role model this Guy could ever hope for ... it's my dad, hands down."