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Over the years, Dolly Parton has gifted us with some truly iconic tunes.
But it's not only 9 to 5, Jolene and I Will Always Love you that we should be grateful for.
It's been revealed that the country legend has also played a crucial part in the fight against coronavirus.
Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt for vaccine research.
Vanderbilt researchers were involved in the Mo… https://t.co/OPmf0PR0W9 — Jonathan 'Boo and Vote' Cohn (@Jonathan 'Boo and Vote' Cohn)
An article in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that Parton contributed £1m of her own money to aid research into a vaccine.
The footnotes of the article confirm that the 'Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund' went towards research at the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre.
That very medical centre was involved in the creation of Moderna's new vaccine which, according to early data, is almost 95 per cent effective against covid-19.
What a woman!
Understandably, her fans took this opportunity to celebrate the queen herself.
In 2020, Dolly Parton's stood up for Black Lives Matter and put $1 million towards a Covid vaccine, and the year's… https://t.co/3nJfD0nkBY — Simon Price﮷ (@Simon Price﮷)
Everything is terrible but at least we're alive at the same time as Dolly Parton https://t.co/mLEXK0eu8w — Sarah Dollard (@Sarah Dollard)
We didn't need another reason to adore her but now we'll take it,