It might be a confusing and scary time for many, but Dolly Parton has offered up some encouraging and hopeful words during this time. She shared a video to her Instagram account recently, talking about everything that’s been going on lately. She urges everyone to “keep the faith.”
“Don’t be too scared, it’s going to be all right. God loves you,” she says in the video. Of course, in true Parton fashion, she began the video with her usual charisma and positive attitude. “Well hello! It’s Dolly. Climbing the stairway to heaven because this virus has scared the H-E-L-L out of us,” she sings at the beginning of the video. “I’m not making light out of the situation. Well, maybe I am because it’s the light, I believe, that’s going to dissolve the situation. I think God is in this, I really do.”
Dolly Parton has encouraging words for us all
Parton ultimately believes that all of us are going to come out of this better and stronger. “I think he’s trying to hold us up to the light so we can see ourselves and see each other through the eyes of love, and I hope we learn that lesson,” she says. “I think that when this passes we’re all gonna be better people.”
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Fans were very pleased hearing Parton speak out during the chaos. “Love you Dolly! Thank you for spreading your light into the world. 🙏💙” someone writes. Another says, “Love you dolly! Thanks for making us smile.”
As of March 30th at 5 pm ET, there are over 700,000 cases globally of coronavirus and there are over 140,000 cases in the U.S. alone. Many people are doing their part to practice social distancing, self-quarantining, and flattening the curve.