If you're looking for wholesome content on this rather depressing morning, you've come to the right place.

Dolly Parton can always be replied upon to supply a heartwarming moment when you need one, and Stephen Colbert found that out first-hand when she appeared on his show the other day.

The country legend was appearing (remotely) on The Late Show to promote her new book 'Storyteller: My Life in Lyrics'. The book breaks down 170 of Parton's songs and describes the process behind them, and her frame of mind while writing them, as well as pictures and stories from her childhood.

During the chat, she told Colbert how her mother would sing old songs to her as a child, and broke into an impromptu performance of a traditional folk ballad called 'Bury Me Beneath the Willow'. The song is about a woman who takes her own life after she is jilted at the altar on her wedding day - and understandably, it made Colbert weep.

"Like a lot of Americans, I’m under a lot of stress right now, Dolly!," he said. "You got under my trip wire right there, that was pretty beautiful. Isn't it funny that sometimes there's nothing happier than a cry?", to which she replied: "Yeah, it's good - it cleanses your soul."