Country music superstar Luke Bryan wins the ‘most original Christmas gift’ award this year! The Georgia native surprised his wife Caroline Boyer Bryan with a pair of baby kangaroos for their growing Brett’s Barn menagerie!
Watch a blindfolded Caroline discover her two new buddies below!
Oh my goodness! How flipping adorable! Needless to say, kangaroos “Todd” and “Margo” are adjusting to life in the Bryan family quite well. Yes, their names are pulled straight from the 1989 holiday classic movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Would we expect anything less from this hilarious family?!
Here’s the whole festive and jolly group in their holiday best…
Alright, now for some background on why Luke and Caroline are busy collecting a variety of adorable animals. In February 2017, the power couple shared the sad news that their niece, Sadie Brett Boyer, the daughter of Caroline’s brother Bo Boyer and his wife Ellen, had passed away at just 7-months-old. The youngster suffered from multiple heath problems including heart issues and an infection that had impacted her liver.
In honor of her memory, the Bryan family started up ‘Brett’s Barn’ on their Tennessee property. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights, Luke revealed that the living memorial to their niece coordinates with local charities to bring kids out to visit and interact with the animals.
“I wouldn’t change Brett for the world, but I do want to change the world for her and all of her friends with DS [Down syndrome],” Ellen explained in a heartfelt message posted on the organization’s official website.
“The mission of the Brett Boyer Foundation is to raise awareness for children with Congenital Heart Disease and Down Syndrome through the funding of advanced, targeted research to improve patients’ lives and to provide education, housing and financial support to affected families.”
What a beautiful way to remember Sadie Brett and make a difference in the lives of other children. Share Luke’s unexpected gifts with other fans of this always entertaining and generous family!