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Gisele Bundchen wishes her mother Vania a happy birthday as she shares stunning snap

She thanked  friends, family and fans who helped her celebrate her 40th birthday with a gift to Mother Nature – after the Brazilian beauty asked her 16.1million followers to help her plant 40,000 trees in honor of her special day over the weekend. 

And one day later, Gisele Bundchen rang in her mom Vania Nonnenmacher’s 72nd birthday.

The supermodel shared a stunning image of the two of them, and wrote a sweet caption celebrating her mother.

Feliz aniversário para a verdadeira mulher maravilha! A mulher mais corajosa, forte, independente que conheço. Mãezinha, tu tens um coração de ouro e sou eternamente grata por tudo que tu fez e continua fazendo por nós. Obrigada por nos ensinar tanto. Te amo muito! ❤️ Happy birthday to a real wonder woman! The most courageous, strong, independent and hard working woman I know. Mom, you have a heart of gold and I am forever grateful for everything you did and continue to do for us. Thank you for always teaching us so much. I love you!

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Jul 23, 2020 at 8:28am PDT

Gisele wrote in both Portuguese and English: ‘Happy birthday to a real wonder woman! The most courageous, strong, independent and hard working woman I know.’

She continued: ‘Mom, you have a heart of gold and I am forever grateful for everything you did and continue to do for us.’

Adding: ‘Thank you for always teaching us so much. I love you!’

Last year, Gisele shared a side-by-side snap of her and her mom while they were both in their twenties.

She had asked her followers: ‘Mom and I when we were young. Do you think we look alike?’ 

On Wednesday, Gisele thanked everyone who planted trees in honor of her 40th birthday.

The runway beauty was overwhelmed by the response, taking to Instagram to tell everyone who pitched in: ‘Nature also thanks you all!’ 

‘I want to thank each and every one of you for all the sweet calls, messages, and tree donations for my birthday!,’ Gisele wrote along with a beautiful photo of her in the middle of nature.

‘It was really special and emotional. I am so touched!’ she went on. ‘I have no words to express how blessed I feel to have so much love in my life, and support from so many people.

The wife of Tom Brady spoke on behalf of Earth, telling everyone: ‘Nature also thanks you all!!! If we all give Mother Earth a little help, she will be able to regenerate, flourish again and continue giving us everything we need to thrive.’

Gisele’s husband Tom shared a sweet family portrait on Monday to wish his wife a happy birthday.

The beauty and her two kids looked sunkissed as they posed outdoors. 

‘Happy 40th Birthday @gisele “You are the sunshine of my life That’s why I’ll always be around You are the apple of my eye Forever you’ll stay in my heart” ❤️❤️’ he wrote, using lyrics from the 1972 Stevie Wonder song.     

Gisele also celebrated the milestone occasion by sharing a slew of throwback snaps with her fraternal twin sister Patricia.

‘Today Pati and I get to celebrate four decades of being alive on this amazing planet! How lucky I was to be born with my twin and best friend!’ she wrote in the lengthy caption.

‘I am so grateful for all the people who have been a part of my journey. My husband, my family (especially my loving children!), my friends and so many others who I never got to meet but who have supported me through all these years.

‘I’m grateful for every experience that has helped shape who I am today.

‘My heart is so full! I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life, where I get to use the tools I’ve acquired these past 40 years in service of helping make this world a better place. Life is truly the biggest gift!!!’ 

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