Feel-Good Friday

Dolly Parton is an American icon. The singer, actress, and philanthropist is being hailed for her $1 million donation to Moderna, which helped create the Chinese Wuhan Virus vaccine. Dolly, being Dolly, was just happy to make a small contribution.

Dolly Parton says she’s feeling honored to have contributed money to research that has led to one of the most encouraging COVID-19 vaccines.

In April 2020, the superstar shared on Instagram that she was donating $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Speaking with the BBC, the 74-year-old country music singer said she was “so excited” to get word of the vaccine’s efficacy. “I just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world,” she explained.

Parton’s donation has surprised few. The “Jolene” singer has a long history of charitable giving. Since 1995, in fact, she’s gifted more than 147 million books to children in need through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. (H/TMisanthropic Humanitarian)

There are very few truly good people in Hollywood. Dolly Parton is one of those truly good people.