Reese Witherspoon Gives Dolly Parton an Amazing Birthday Gift
If there's one woman who probably has everything (including two world records), it's Dolly Parton—which makes her somewhat difficult when it comes to figuring out birthday gifts. Actress Reese Witherspoon figured out a lovely way around that problem on Parton's 72nd birthday Friday (Jan. 19).
As Witherspoon explained on social media, she chose to honor Parton's special day by donating 100% of the proceeds from her Draper James lifestyle brand to Parton's Imagination Library, which provides free books to children in need. The charity is very near and dear to Parton's heart, as she founded it in tribute to her father, who never learned to read.
"Few people in this world have touched my heart like Dolly," explained Witherspoon. "She has been my inspiration all my life.. Her kindness, her humility, her beautiful spirit."
Parton was delighted with the gesture, posting on her own social accounts, "I'm just blown away by @reesewitherspoon's kind heart...Love love love!"
Draper James was conceived by Witherspoon as a southern-inspired clothing and lifestyle brand, and it even has merchandise that pays homage to Parton, including cute "What Would Dolly Do?" totes just like the one shown in her Instagram photo.
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