The “All the Bright Places” star, 23, took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to her big sister on her 28th birthday on Wednesday, February 23. She also added a slideshow of their pictures from when they were little kids up until recent times.
“I have watched many make your acquaintance. And without fail, they leave sporting the same mystified expression,” Elle began.
“First, transfixed by your doll eyes then captured by the wisdom they hold. You disarm with biting humor, but can slay (if needed) with keen intelligence and an uncanny ability to win all arguments (sometimes fortunately & unfortunately for me),” she continued.
“They all want to be wrapped in your pink glow and once in, your loyalty is forever. I get to smile extra though, knowing I’m the luckiest of the bunch. Because you are my sister,” Elle proudly noted.
Celebrating Dakota’s Special Day
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The “Maleficent” actress also mentioned Dakota’s many talents and skills.
“My big sister who I watch effortlessly layer jewelry in such a cool way and wear hair clips that I could never pull off and bake insanely good cakes because your measurements are scarily accurate, and knit scarves at the speed of light with your delicate spider hands,” Elle shared. “Also, you’re a grammar police and I’m sure there are a ton of corrections to be made here! Oh… and there’s the photographic memory thing.”
She concluded her message, writing, “Essentially Dakota is the perfect person and she is ALL MINE!!!!! You’ll never see bluer eyes or bluer veins.🫀I love you. HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY! 🧝🏻♀️ @dakotafanning.”
Dakora reacted to her sister’s post and wrote: “I love you more than anything! Thank you. My perfect sister!!!!!!!!!”
Birthday Wishes Pour In
In less than a day, the share earned over 600,000 likes. Fans also added 1,500-plus comments in the same time span.
“This melted my heart. Happy birthday Dakota. #sistersrule,” actress Zoe Saldana commented.
“Spot on Elle!! Love you girls. Infinitely proud of you both! HBD to my oldest niece 🥳 many cakes to come 🎂” sports commentator Jill Arrington added.
“Happy birthday to the girl who captivated the world with her impeccable performances. Great words, Elle!” remarked the third commenter.
“Such a beautiful message, Elle, you have such a kind and wonderful heart and this is clearly reflected in your most sweet and beautiful words to Dakota on this special day! Happy 28th Birthday, Dakota, may God bless you each and every day, you and Elle are truly magnificent human beings and I am so thankful to live in the same world and time as you. All glory to God! Have a superb birthday and many best wishes, Dakota!” a fourth comment read.
Constant With The Birthday Tributes
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Last year, Elle shared a video of the “Man on Fire” star rapping to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” while cleaning the swimming pool in her plaid bikini.
“Yes, there’s a lot more where this video came from 💦” Elle wrote in the caption. “Happy 2️⃣7️⃣ Birthday to the one who apparently is an actual alien from the future. A psychic told me you are a more advanced human being than the rest of us and have come to the past to help us all along. I love you doesn’t come close to how I feel.”