Mario Batali Pays Touching Tribute to Jim Gaffigan and His Wife During Her Cancer Battle

This one will pull at your heartstrings

Comedian Jim Gaffigan took to Instagram last night with a touching thank-you to New York's Italian maestro, Mario Batali, after the beloved chef provided numerous "gourmet meals" for the comedian and his wife, Jeannie, after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April 2017.

It would seem that Batali's kindness knows no limits. Gaffigan details how the chef insisted he and his wife—who is now cancer free—dine at Del Posto for their 14th wedding anniversary. When the pair arrived, Batali had prepared a custom menu, especially for them.

"Of course the whole experience was insanely amazing but the generosity of kindness and compassion by Mario was most moving," Gaffigan writes.

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It's a celebration much deserved and a big step up for the comedian, who built his fame around Hot Pockets.