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Goldie Hawn shares throwback birthday tribute to Kate Hudson — see the cute pic

Goldie Hawn celebrated her daughter's 37th birthday Tuesday with a sweet photo from the younger actress' childhood days.

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From one Academy Award nominee to another, Hawn (nominated in 1970 for "Cactus Flower") opted for the throwback approach, posting an adorable baby pic of Hudson (nominated in 2001 for "Almost Famous").

"Happy birthday my only girl!" reads Hawn's caption, accompanying a photo of wee Hudson at just a few weeks old. "Thank you for coming though me to become YOU! A shining light full of joy. I love you."

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A day later, Hudson celebrated the big day with her own Instagram post, showing herself with a literal circle of friends and some "birthday meditation" — complete with "Intentions set, tears shed, laughter achieved and then some, and enough love in one circle to last many lifetimes."

But before they came into the picture, Hawn was arguably Hudson's first friend, and remains one of her best.

"Even my friends sometimes are like, 'Kate, you've got to stop talking so much about your life.' And I'm like, 'Why?' I can't keep things in, really," she told E! News last weekend. "I've never felt like I've had to hide anything from my mom. If anything, she's always been my confidante."

On this day in the clouds I'm sure// A man had a plan for the twenty first// He took a sweet soul and said its time my dear// You must go back down to share your cheer// Your beauty will please// Your laughter will spread// You may even meet a man and be thirty years unwed// To many you will be their rising muse// And light will bath you in golden hues// So, with excitement she went back down to the earth// To meet her old friends, Laura Hawn to rebirth// She had no clue on that day what would be// And day by day it seemed God made her special in some way// She never seemed to follow in line// Always a bit on the outside, goofy by design// She danced her own beat// Played her own drum// Shook the worlds axis a bit being seemingly dumb// But dumb she was not// Smart as a whip// And her beauty was something many found hard to resist// But she had one desire that grew with the years// To be happy she says, to be happy without fear// People laughed in her face and said don't be so silly// But she paid no mind to those who could not see as clearly// She may not have remembered that day in the clouds// But her message is pure and of the touch of God// Find your joy she says, what brings you joy// Live fearlessly facing the sun// Bath gently under the moon// Love all around you// Laugh till you cry// Cry till you laugh// We live till we die// She says live with all your might! 💪 Happy 70th Mama I LOVE YOU ❤️ #MamaGoldie #70 #LiveWithAllYourMight #LoveMyMama #EllieGoulding #Army

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That was evident on Instagram last November, when Hudson offered a video birthday tribute to her mom, who turned 70 that month.

Those close family ties may be why they often seem so happy together in public. Photos from the past dozen years seem to bear that out.

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2012:

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2014:

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Here's to many more happy birthdays for them both.

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