It’s an undeniable fact that Dolly Parton is America’s sweetheart.
Don’t believe me? Twitter is full of evidence.
First of all, she’s a hilarious meme queen.
Dolly’s able to take any old photo of herself (or even an animated GIF!) and find a way to make people laugh.
She’s also not afraid to poke a little fun at herself.
The magic with me is that I look completely false when I’m completely real!
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 22, 2014
It’s no wonder she’s got some pretty famous friends.
Like fellow southern gal Reese Witherspoon.
Few people in this world have touched my heart like Dolly. She has been my inspiration all my life. A beautiful spirit. Help me wish @DollyParton Happy Birthday! In honor of this Southern gal, 100% of today’s profits at @draperjames will go to Dolly’s charity, @dollyslibrary! pic.twitter.com/5wdzBUhe8t
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 19, 2018
Supermodel Tyra Banks.
Grammy-winning singer Adele.
The one and only, Oprah Winfrey.
Not to mention she’s the (fairy) godmother to the one and only Miley Cyrus.
My Aunt Dolly always told me “if someone shows you their true colors…. believe them.” 🌈🌈🌈
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 15, 2013
They’ve even recorded a song together: “Rainbowland.”
And it’s not all about glitz and glamour. For decades, Dolly has been using her platform to give back to her community.
She’s most well-known for her efforts to support early childhood literacy. In 1995, Dolly launched her Imagination Library, a free book gifting program, to ensure that every child in her Tennessee hometown had the opportunity to grow up in a home with books.
Since then, the organization has gone international. In February 2018, Dolly’s Library donated its 100 millionth book.
Her generosity and passion for children extend far beyond literacy. She recently pledged $1,000,000 to the children’s hospital that successfully treated her niece’s leukemia.
And she even wrote a song to help encourage kids undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
She’s also quick to support natural disaster victims — and she encourages others to do the same.
Dolly’s even won two Emmys for her outstanding public service efforts.
I’m honored to be recognized for my work with the Dollywood Foundation & @dollyslibrary and I am so excited to receive my first two Emmy awards for Best Community Service program for the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon & the Governor’s Award For A Lifetime Of Public Service! pic.twitter.com/K2EKLZh0de
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 22, 2018
But beyond her humor, her A-list friends, and her generous spirit, Dolly is a G*DDAMN inspiration.
Seriously. If you’re in need some motivation (or just general life advice), follow Dolly on Twitter. Let her words wash over you.
You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 14, 2015
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 12, 2013