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    17 Dolly Parton Moments That Make Me Wonder Why I Wasn't Stanning Her Already

    Dolly, you dropped this: 👑

    We all know Dolly Parton.

    However, Miss Dolly is more than just a Grammy-award winning, Country Hall of Fame-inducted music legend.

    Here are 17 times Dolly Parton was basically the coolest person ever.

    1. When she helped fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

    Abumrad says Dolly's donation helped the research go ten times faster

    2. When she gave millions of free books to children all across the world through her Imagination Library.

    3. When she distributed monthly stipends to the survivors of the Great Smoky Mountains wildfire.

    Dolly says she'll always provide people with a shoulder to learn on

    4. When she helped build a hospital in honor of the doctor who delivered her.

    Dolly jokes that her dad paid the doctor with a sack of cornmeal, and she's been raking in the dough ever since

    5. When she opened her own bald eagle sanctuary to help preserve another American icon.

    6. When she became the namesake of a newly discovered lichen.

    The researchers say Dolly climbed the mountain of success the way they climbed the mountain to find the lichen

    7. When she broke the Guinness World Record for Most Decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart.

    8. When she was inducted into Stanford University's Happiness Hall of Fame.

    9. When she wrote "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in a single day.

    Dolly says everyone asked her what she was taking that day

    10. When she secretly helped produce Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

    11. ...And personally handed a check to a female producer who wasn't being paid the same as her male counterparts.

    Dolly says that Gail is one of the smartest business people she's ever met

    12. When she responded to a question about the Black Lives Matter movement with a question of her own — "Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter?”

    13. When she became the largest employer in the county she grew up in.

    14. When the mayor of Nashville AND the governor of South Carolina both named a day in her honor.

    Mayor Briley says Nashville gives thanks for Dolly's unparalleled career and her generous heart

    15. When she openly supported her goddaughter Miley Cyrus's right to grow as an artist and shed her Disney Channel image.

    16. When she turned a story from her childhood into a song and a picture book.

    17. And finally, when she credited her acrylic nails as an instrument on "9 to 5."