Grohl went out of his way to visit plenty of fire stations all across California to thank first responders for all their hard work.
Former Nirvana member and Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl is notorious for being one cool, helpful guy. Remember, this is the same man who, just a few years ago, offered to meet and have a beer with previously trapped miners once they were freed. So with fires still raging throughout the state of California, it should really come as no surprise that Grohl would want to help however possible. What better way to do that than to give assistance to those fighting these devastating fires.
As revealed last week by Entertainment Tonight, he didn't just give his thanks, though; he also gave out free dinners for both first responders and their families through Backbeat BBQ. Backbeat BBQ is owned by Grohl himself and is relatively new.
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There's no doubt that all of these California fire stations are beyond grateful for what Grohl has done. One in particular – Fire Station 68 of Calabasas and Hidden Hills – took to their Instagram to share their immense gratitude for both Grohl and Backbeat BBQ's selfless act. The wife of a firefighter from the Los Angeles Fire Department also gushed about Grohl visiting her husband's fire station on her Instagram.
While it's clear that these fire stations are thankful for Grohl's actions, the rock star seems to be equally thankful for everything that the firefighters have done fighting these blazes. Grohl uploaded a post on Backbeat BBQ's Instagram to thank both the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department for their services. He closed the post with, "It was an honor to cook for you," followed by links to all the fire stations he was thanking for putting out the many California fires.
Grohl had announced his intentions to launch Backbeat BBQ back in May of this year, during an interview with British GQ. It's clear that this side venture is being well received, though perhaps not in the manner in which Grohl had initially expected. The first responders who received their food are more likely happy and grateful for this random act of kindness.