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    Dolly Parton's 75th Birthday Wish Has Me Tearing Up A Little

    "Let's call it a call for kindness."

    Dolly Parton — an icon, a legend, a goddess amongst us mere mortals — turned 75 on Jan. 19. HBD, Dolly!

    Dolly Parton on the Today Show
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    In an Instagram post where Parton thanked the world for "all the love on my birthday," she also shared a birthday wish that all of us can appreciate.

    "This year my wish is a call for kindness," she wrote.

    Dolly Parton performs onstage at the 53rd annual CMA Awards
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    "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."

    Dolly Parton attends the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena
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    "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."

    And honestly? We should all be doing those things every day. If we did, the world would undoubtedly be a better place.

    Thanks for the reminder, Dolly — and we hope you had an amazing birthday. You deserve it.

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