Dolly Parton Saved a Child’s Life While Filming a Christmas Movie

Dolly Parton Saved a Child’s Life While Filming a Christmas Movie

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It seems Dolly Parton’s year of good deeds is far from over, with news over the weekend that she can now officially add “saving a child’s life” to her ever-growing list of accomplishments.

On the set of her new Netflix holiday movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, the country music icon pulled her nine-year-old co-star out of the path of an oncoming vehicle while dressed as an angel. During a recent interview with Inside Edition, Talia Hill recalled the surprising moment, saying:

"We were on set and I was at the hot chocolate station and they said 'Go back to your beginning positions. So, there is a vehicle moving and I was walking, and then somebody grabbed me and pulled me back and I looked up and it was Dolly Parton."

"Well, I am an angel, you know," she recalled Parton telling her. 

"I was in shock, she hugged me and shook me and said, 'I saved your life!'" Hill said. "And my mum's going, 'Yes, you did, Dolly Parton. Yes, you did!'"

This is just the latest from a long list of good deeds Dolly Parton has gifted the world this year, from her fundraising for wildfire victims and vocal support of human rights, to her virtual readings of bedtime stories for kids during the pandemic lockdowns and the most recent revelation that the personally donated $1 Million to a successful Covid-19 vaccine that is currently being rolled out around the world.   

Dolly Parton | “All I Want For Christmas is You” [with Jimmy Fallon]

Dolly has also found time between good deeds to bring us her first Christmas album in 30 years; a mix of timeless Christmas tunes we all know and love, alongside a few Dolly originals and some incredible duets with Dolly’s nearest and dearest friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Fallon.

What an angel!

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