Dolly Parton makes a ‘call for kindness’ as she celebrates her 75th birthday

Country queen Dolly Parton is 75-years-old.

And this year the Tennessee-born talent shared a special ‘birthday wish’ with fans, making a ‘call for kindness’ during these turbulent times. 

‘This year my birthday wish is a call for kindness,’ the Jolene singer wrote while sharing a glam black and white snapshot of herself. 

‘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 ❤️’

Birthday wish: Dolly Parton urged fans to show more ‘kindness’ in a heartfelt letter celebrating her 75th birthday on Tuesday

Come together: 'We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day,' she wrote

Come together: ‘We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day,’ she wrote

She shared a longer version of her ‘birthday wish’ on her website, writing: ‘Well, another year has rolled around and what a year it has been. 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.

‘However, 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.

‘I always encourage people to dream big but I also take great care to follow that up with the message to work hard. 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. We have to work to dig it out so we can share it with our family, our friends and our neighbors. So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love. Love is more contagious than a virus so let your best self shine in a glorious light and others will be inspired by you.

‘This is my birthday wish and may your birthday wishes also come true,’ she finished. 

Lots of love: Reese Witherspoon was one of the first people to send her love, sharing a photo of the glitzy pair together and writing Your bright spirit and passion for helping others shines through in everything you do

Lots of love: Reese Witherspoon was one of the first people to send her love, sharing a photo of the glitzy pair together and writing Your bright spirit and passion for helping others shines through in everything you do

Fan club! Sharon Stone proved she was a super-fan as she posted a photo of herself rocking heaps of Dolly swag and wished the Islands In The Stream singer a happy day

Fan club! Sharon Stone proved she was a super-fan as she posted a photo of herself rocking heaps of Dolly swag and wished the Islands In The Stream singer a happy day

Throwback: Longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus shared a photo from one of the Jolene singer's cameos on Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel show that made Dolly's goddaughter Miley Cyrus famous

Throwback: Longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus shared a photo from one of the Jolene singer’s cameos on Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel show that made Dolly’s goddaughter Miley Cyrus famous

Friends, family and fans rushed in to celebrate the birthday girl on Tuesday, taking to social media to lavish her in praise.

Reese Witherspoon was one of the first people to send her love, sharing a photo of the glitzy pair together and writing: ‘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,’ the Legally Blonde star went on.

Sharon Stone proved she was a super-fan as she posted a photo of herself rocking heaps of Dolly swag and wished the Islands In The Stream singer a happy day.

Longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus shared a photo from one of the Jolene singer’s cameos on Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel show that made Dolly’s goddaughter Miley Cyrus famous.

‘Happy Birthday to the one and only @DollyParton!’ he wrote.

The family of later singer Kenny Rogers, a longtime collaborator of Parton’s, celebrated by sharing a black and white photo of the duo and writing: ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY @DollyParton… 

‘We wish you a very special and memorable day full of all of the things you love! Today we join you in celebrating. Thanks for being incredible you! -The Rogers Family & Team KR.’

What a pair: The family of later singer Kenny Rogers, a longtime collaborator of Parton's, celebrated by sharing a black and white photo of the duo

What a pair: The family of later singer Kenny Rogers, a longtime collaborator of Parton’s, celebrated by sharing a black and white photo of the duo

Idol: Fellow country superstar Shania Twain posted a video of the pair performing together and called Parton her 'musical and personal hero'

Idol: Fellow country superstar Shania Twain posted a video of the pair performing together and called Parton her ‘musical and personal hero’

Surreal: Marren Morris posted a video of a her and Dolly singing backstage together, and admitted: '[I] will never be over her pulling me in. Happy birthday, @DollyParton'

Surreal: Marren Morris posted a video of a her and Dolly singing backstage together, and admitted: ‘[I] will never be over her pulling me in. Happy birthday, @DollyParton’

Fellow country superstar Shania Twain posted a video of the pair performing together along with the message: ‘Happy Birthday @DollyParton.

‘My musical and personal hero, I feel so lucky to have grown up having you and other kick-a** women country singers as role models in Country music.’

Marren Morris posted a video of a her and Dolly singing backstage together, and admitted: ‘[I] will never be over her pulling me in. Happy birthday, @DollyParton.’ 

The Today show’s Hoda Kotb wrote: ‘Yay! @DollyParton we celebrate you every day… a little extra today!!’ to white the songstress replied with a heart.

Debbie Allen shared some fun photos of her hanging out with the 9 To 5 songstress.

Jimmy Fallon shared a snap from one of the star’s visits to his show where he presented her with a shaggy wig imitating her own iconic coif.

‘It’s Dolly Parton’s birthday and I’m totally wigging out!’ he joked.

This past year was huge for Dolly, who released a brand new song called When Life Is Good Again, starred in a Netflix Christmas special, miraculously saved a child’s life, and – last, but not least – donated a whopping $1million to Vanderbilt University’s medical school in Nashville to help the development of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. 

Snapshot! Debbie Allen shared some fun photos of her hanging out with the 9 To 5 songstress

Snapshot! Debbie Allen shared some fun photos of her hanging out with the 9 To 5 songstress

Lots of love: The Today show's Hoda Kotb wrote: 'Yay! @DollyParton we celebrate you every day... a little extra today!!' to white the songstress replied with a heart

Lots of love: The Today show’s Hoda Kotb wrote: ‘Yay! @DollyParton we celebrate you every day… a little extra today!!’ to white the songstress replied with a heart

Blonde ambition: 'It's Dolly Parton's birthday and I'm totally wigging out!' joked Jimmy Fallon

Blonde ambition: ‘It’s Dolly Parton’s birthday and I’m totally wigging out!’ joked Jimmy Fallon

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