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Kanye West's emotional birthday present for Kim Kardashian will bring tears to your eyes.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned to expect from any Kardashian birthday, it’s extravagance.

However this year – for one family member at least – it’s very different.

Today (October 21st) is Kim Kardashian‘s 36th birthday, but there’ll likely be no wild Las Vegas party, to-the-minute Snapchats or the extravagant gift hauls that we’ve seen in the past.

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Kim, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner at Kim's 34th birthday in Las Vegas, 2014. Image: Getty

Just weeks after she was held hostage and robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room, the reality TV star has still yet to comment or post on any of her social media channels.

For the first time in many years, we have no idea how she is spending her special day.

However husband Kanye West has broken his social media silence to give her arguably the best birthday present possible - no diamonds in sight.

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Tweeting the simple words "Happy Birthday Babe", the rapper shared a five minute video of never-before-seen family footage.

It's Kim and the Kardashian family as you've never seen them before - and it will give you goosebumps.

Delving deep into the archives, the film heavily features Kim's father Robert who died in 2003.

In the clip, we see Kim as a toddler, as a teenager, witnessing the birth of her siblings, playing tennis, having fun with her family, playing with her sisters, celebrating Christmas and birthdays - generally laughing and playing in candid moments that are far from the scripted version we've come to know.

It's perhaps a timely reminder for some that whatever you think of her, Kardashian is above all a human being with thoughts, feelings and after the last few weeks likely fears - just like you or I.

It's a beautiful gift from West.

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Family and friends also shared throwback pictures and messages for the 36-year-old, including siblings Kourtney, Khloe, Robert, Kendall and Kylie.

Mum Kris Jenner wrote, "Happy Birthday to my precious Kimberly! I love and adore you... you have brought so much joy into all of our lives and you are the most wonderful daughter, wife, sister, friend and mom. I thank God every day he blessed me with you and I cherish every single moment and memory. My heart is full of gratitude and I love you more than you will ever imagine or know... Mommy xo."

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Older sister Kourtney also shared an adorable throwback.

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Happy Birthday Kimberly ???? I love you sister ????????

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Kim's go-to makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic also shared a long birthday message for the star.

"To my beautiful muse and friend @kimkardashian, wishing you a very happy birthday. It's been a decade since the day that I received a phone call to do makeup for a girl named Kim Kardashian. I'll never forget how calm, sweet and respectful you were that day. I thought you were the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen. 10 years later and nothing has changed," he wrote.

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"Watching your rise to global superstardom over the years has been the most inspiring thing to witness. Still to this day I've never seen someone work as hard as you have. You've earned and you deserve everything you have and much more.

"I'm so proud to call you my muse and my friend. Thank you for Your constant support and loyalty. Thanks for showing me the world and for allowing me to grow with you. I'll forever respect and protect you. Cheers to more decades together. I love you ."

To my beautiful muse and friend @kimkardashian, wishing you a very happy birthday. It's been a decade since the day that I received a phone call to do makeup for a girl named Kim Kardashian. I'll never forget how calm, sweet and respectful you were that day. I thought you were the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen. 10 years later and nothing has changed. Watching your rise to global superstardom over the years has been the most inspiring thing to witness. Still to this day I've never seen someone work as hard as you have. You've earned and you deserve everything you have and much more. I'm so proud to call you my muse and my friend. Thank you for Your constant support and loyalty. Thanks for showing me the world and for allowing me to grow with you. I'll forever respect and protect you. Cheers to more decades together. ???????? I love you Kimberly. Stay strong. I miss you. We all miss you. ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Birthday xox

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While Kim has been notably absent from social media since the Paris robbery, sister Khloe updated the media on her wellbeing earlier this week.

"I mean, definitely it's been an incredibly traumatic experience for Kim and she's definitely taking some well needed and much deserved time off," she told told the Associated Press.

"I think it's just a wake-up call for everybody. ... But we definitely are just being more aware, and I think just making changes to our lives that I think at the end of the day, are positive changes."

Here's wishing Kim a happy birthday.
Image: Instagram/@kimkardashian

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