Ben Napier Rings in His Birthday With Apple Pie, a Gallon of Coffee, and Christmas Music
Birthday wishes are in order for one of our favorite home renovation stars, HGTV Home Town's Ben Napier. Yesterday, September 24 marked the woodworking guru's 37th birthday, and his wife Erin Napier marked the occasion with an oh-so-sweet missive. "It’s Big’s birthday and so far he has celebrated with apple pie, a gallon of coffee and Christmas music. I’m so happy you were born, @scotsman.co," she captioned a snapshot of the two, with Ben looking dapper in a blue jean shirt and Erin sporting a yellow and floral frock, as they stand on a street in what is presumably downtown Laurel. With a peek of Ben's signature blue 1962 Chevy pickup in the background, we can only hope the two were able to sneak off from their toddler, Helen, for a celebratory meal for a few hours. See the adorable photo below.
Fans of the HGTV show chimed in with their birthday greetings in the comments section, and the post itself elicited some 115,872 likes and counting. "Happy Birthday Brother Thank you for all you do to preserve History," wrote Mike Wolfe of History's American Pickers. Jenny Marrs of HGTV's Fixer to Fabulous also took the time to extend her birthday wishes. But beyond famous pals, there were several noteworthy comments from regular folks.
"Ahhh it’s my birthday too!!! Happy birthday Ben from Adamsville TN!" shared one follower with the Instagram handle bleckner87. I’m celebrating with an ice cold coke and pumpkin spice candles with my newborn son named... BEN!" In another welcome offering, follower brenda.spain75 wrote, "Happy Birthday Ben!!! You are such a great example of what a father and husband should be. I love how you are a big manly man and yet such a marshmallow with Erin and Helen. Don’t ever stop being you."
In August, Ben didn't let Erin's birthday go by without penning a thoughtful note on social media, either. For her 35th birthday on August 30, he wrote a lengthy message, which included the heartfelt lines, "#HappyBirthday to @erinapier! My best friend, my greatest love, my time keeper, my teammate, my coworker, my partner in everything, my daughter’s mother. You’re the only person who could do this with me. More importantly, you’re the only person I want to do this with!"
In less than the span of a month, the Laurel, Mississippi, based family celebrated two birthdays, resumed filming for their TV show, and soaked up the last of this strange summer—it certainly must have been a busy time in the Napier household. Despite the tough times amid a global pandemic, we hope this year brings the Napiers many happy days. We know watching Home Town is one of our bright spot right now, and we wish them much joy, fun, apple pie, and Christmas music in the months ahead.