Luke Bryan is a thoughtful, but still fun-loving guy. For someone who has been through as much tragedy as he has, it's always great to watch him live life to the fullest.
Seventeen years ago, Bryan lost his older brother, Chris, in a car accident. He put his musical aspirations aside in order to stay with his family, but his dad, Tommy, pushed him to pursue.
"I said, 'You know, if you're going to pursue your music career, you need to pack your truck up and move to Nashville,'" Tommy said.
Seven years later, Bryan's sister, Kelly, died unexpectedly in her home. Then, seven years after that, Kelly's widower, Ben, died, leaving behind their three children. Without hesitation, Bryan and his wife, Caroline, stepped in to take the kids into their home.
"We never thought twice about it,” Caroline said. "You know, it was never something that he and I had to sit down and talk about. ‘Should we take this on?’ We just did that."
In 2017, Caroline's niece, Brett, died when she was just seven months old. As a way to honor her, Caroline "hijacked" one of Luke's barns, naming it "Brett's Barn", and filled it with llamas, ponies, and other animals for kids with illnesses to come and visit.
This year, as a gift for both Caroline and Brett's Barn, Luke decided he wanted to add some exotic pets to the group.