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Yesterday, celebrities across the entertainment spectrum took to social media to wish Dolly Parton a happy birthday.

Parton thanked all the well wishers on her socials and then went to Twitter to say, “This year my birthday wish is a call for kindness. We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love.”

In a letter she posted to her website, Dolly wrote in part, “Like everyone else, it is now my turn for a COVID covered birthday. So what do you do? What do you want? Should you even celebrate? I am choosing the quiet path so I can stay close to the ones I love to count my blessings and think hard about what this new year will bring.”

She then asked that everyone do something special for her birthday saying, “I do have a birthday wish that I want to share with you. My wish is that everyone does something a little different today. Let’s call it a call for kindness. If you want to donate to your favorite cause, then donate. If you want to give an old friend a call during these lonely times, give them a call. If you can safely volunteer, then raise your hand to do so. If you decide that today is the day you get a dog, then run down to the shelter and find your new buddy. The choices are limitless.”

Here are just a few of the many birthday wishes for Dolly:

Luke Combs wrote on his Twitter, “I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting @DollyParton or I’d post a cool picture of us. Me and @nicohocking were real close a few years back at the Grammys but were too nervous haha. Happy Birthday to one of the most iconic performers of all time. We’re jamming in your honor.”

Miranda Lambert posted a picture of she and Dolly, writing, “Happy Birthday Dolly! Thank you for your bright light. Singing with you and having some heart to heart conversations was a highlight of my life. #dollyparton.”

Reese Witherspoon posted, “Happy Birthday @dollyparton! Your bright spirit and passion for helping others shines through in everything you do. Thank you for always inspiring me to DREAM MORE! I love you forever.”

Reba posted, “Happy birthday @DollyParton, I love you more than my rhinestones! We sure have shared a lot of memories over the years and I’m looking forward to many more ahead of us. I can’t imagine a world without Dolly.”

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