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Mike Rowe Reveals What He’s Grateful for This Year: ‘Living in America’

by Atlanta Northcutt
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Mike Rowe, star of the former hit TV show “Dirty Jobs,” is expressing what he’s grateful for this year, and it is something many may take for granted.

Mike Rowe Thanks Those Keeping America Going in 2020

The Discovery Channel star expressed he was most thankful for the men and women of the United States of America who kept the country running during the year of COVID.

“This year, I’m thankful for the UPS driver, the FedEx driver, and the Amazon Prime driver,” the former “Dirty Jobs” host told Fox News. “I’m also thankful for the people at Zoom (even though I curse them) and the guy who just upgraded my internet connection (even though I had to wait a month for him to get to me.)”

No Good Deed Goes Unnoticed

During the interview with Fox News, Mike Rowe also expressed his gratitude for the health of his parents and the success of his mikeroweWORKS Foundation and how it’s helping others. He expressed the thing he is most grateful for is the fact he’s able to live in the U.S.

“I’m thankful that my parents are still healthy and celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary,” said the 58-year-old. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to run a foundation that’s making a real difference in people’s lives… Mostly though, I’m thankful to be living in America, during the most remarkable year of my life. With the possible exception of 2021.”

2020 has taught us to be thankful for some strange things. How much fun visiting friends and family can be. The enjoyment of eating or drinking together at restaurants or bars. What a luxury it is to work out in an air-conditioned or heated indoor gym instead of outside. How stores are much more productive when the shelves are actually stocked.

No Dirty Deed Goes Unnoticed Either…

The last one hits entirely too close to home for Rowe. “I’m thankful for toilet paper (even the weird, thin kind that frequently disappoints) and for the opportunity to use it indoors,” he explains.